Investigations, Compliance and Defence
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM combines specialist knowledge and years of experience in the various disciplines of compliance, monitoring and enforcement. It provides the services required to help private and public organizations identity the nature and extent of fraud and deliver appropriate remedies: Fraud Risk Assessment, Fraud Risk Management, Fraud Investigations, Compliance Assistance, Integrity Due Diligence, Forensic Business Intelligence, Litigation, Negotiation and Reputation Management.
How VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM can help
Most organizations do not have a comprehensive approach to preventing and deterring Corporate Crime. In fact, most companies don’t think about Corporate Crime until they experience one. When Corporate Crime occurs, they go into crisis mode, investigate and try to resolve the Corporate Crime, and then wait until another Corporate Crime occurs.
The strategic alliance with PRAETOR FORENSIC AUDITING enables VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM to co-operate with this auditing and financial crime risk management firm if this is beneficial to its clients.
Through it’s servicelines PRAETOR FORENSIC AUDITING helps private and public organizations identity the nature and extent of Corporate Crime and deliver appropriate remedies to establish a more comprehensive approach to preventing and deterring Corporate Crime.
Anti-Fraud provides an independent and objective assessment of the organizations existing anti-fraud programme, gaps in the existing controls and suggest measures to mitigate the gaps.
To deter the occurrence of fraude, Van Leeuwen Forensic Auditing provides clients with expertise to set-up and implement a visible and transparant fraud risk management program that allows to create an anti-fraud environment.
The attitudes within your organization lay the foundation for a high or low fraud risk environment. Where minor unethical practices may be overlooked, larger frauds may also be treated in a similar lenient fashion. In such an environment there may be a risk of total collapse of your organization either through a single catastrophic fraud or through the combined weight of many smaller frauds. A sound ethical culture and sound internal control systems are essential key components of a fraud prevention strategy.
There are a range of fraud indicators – both warning signs and fraud alerts – which can provide early warning that something is not quite right and increase the likelihood that the fraudster will be discovered.
Any organization should set out its approach to dealing with fraud in its fraud policy and fraud response plan. Organizations should ensure that this includes provision for learning lessons from fraud incidents and appropriate, prompt follow-up action.
Fraud Investigation helps organizations manage the risk an vulnerabilities that come from global corruption, from high profile and complex financial matters to employee, cash, cybercrime and procurement fraud.
Corruption and Bribery have serious consequences for companies operating in an international business environment. In such an environment, businesses are operating under serious pressure, competition is stiff and margins are tight. This, in conjunction with trying to adapt to unfamiliar legal systems, conventions and specific political circumstances, can make doing business in an international environment very difficult. There is therefore much depending on whether your company can win a contract, obtain a licence or market a product in good time.
Corporate executives and board of directors have increasing demand on evidences of whether their corporate compliance infrastructures, processes and controls are effective, integrated, efficiently risk-aligned and embedded throughout a complex, global organization. Effective and cost-efficient management of legal, regulatory and reputational obligations is a critical element of corporate governance and enterprise risk management.
Integrity Due Diligence (“IDD”) is the gathering of independent information to gain an understanding of the integrity and corruption risks associated with a third party. It provides companies with a means to both identify these risks and confirm (or otherwise) information provided to them by a third party.
Forensic Business Intelligence assists in conducting research and collecting information about a target or an entity through searches on public domain information sources on-site visits and interviews.