KPMG Forensic’s over 3000-strong global network of experienced professionals use accounting, investigation, intelligence, technology, economics and deep industry skills alongside consistent global methodologies to help reduce reputational risk and commercial loss, and to improve the value obtained from existing contracts.


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Post-Acquisition Disputes

Post-Acquisition Disputes
This new brochure highlights KPMG Forensic’s Post-Acquisition Disputes capabilities.

The broadening role of General Counsel

The broadening role of General Counsel
KPMG International’s insights into the broadening role of General Counsel and their increasing involvement in matters that are not strictly legal.

Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey 2014

Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey 2014
KPMG explores the ways in which organizations are preventing, detecting, and responding to anti-money laundering compliance risks.

Global profiles of the fraudster: White-collar crime – present and future

Global profiles
KPMG analysis of 596 fraudsters member firms investigated and the constantly changing nature of fraud and the fraudster.

The changing nature of business has created new opportunities, but also new risks and potential threats including:

  • the increasing sophistication of fraud, organized crime and terrorism more complex legislation and regulations, some with increasing extra-territorial reach
  • developing challenges around technology
  • complex cross-border disputes
  • pitfalls from expanding into emerging markets
  • dependencies on unfamiliar business partners more complex supply and distribution channels
  • theft and misuse of intellectual property.

Organizations that effectively monitor and swiftly respond to potentially damaging situations such as these are better placed to deal with them quickly and successfully, while reducing adverse financial, reputational or operational impact.

How KPMG Forensic can help

We offer robust, practical advice, helping our firms' clients deal with:

  • fraud, misconduct and corruption investigations
  • tracing funds, assets, companies and individuals
  • commercial disputes
  • regulatory compliance
  • managing risk on buying or selling a business
  • intellectual property and contract governance
  • preventing and detecting fraud or financial crime.

We can also deploy technology tools to help clients deal effectively with large amounts of data and documentation, to manage and disclose important material or highlight fraud, weaknesses and business opportunities from within corporate data.

KPMG Forensic aims to provide our firms' clients with the tools and services they need to keep on top of the major risks they face.

Global presence

Our network of over 3000 forensic professionals work in 39 accredited practices within KPMG member firms around the world. The network brings a consistent global approach, combined with a tailored local focus, to sensitive and complicated cross-border engagements.

KPMG Forensic is a trusted adviser to some of the world's leading enterprises. Our teams are located in the major developed markets as well as the key emerging economies in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, Africa, The Middle East and Asia.

Recognized Forensic Leader

International – Overall AML Advisory of the Year, KPMG International
Asia – AML Advisory of the Year, KPMG
Europe – AML Advisory of the Year, KPMG
International – Gamechanger of the Year, Teresa Pesce, KPMG International

The ACQ Global Awards are the single largest program of their kind in the market. This year, the ACQ Global Awards have recognized KPMG’s network of firms in the following categories for Anti-Money Laundering:

  • International – Overall AML Advisory of the Year, KPMG International
  • Asia – AML Advisory of the Year, KPMG
  • Europe – AML Advisory of the Year, KPMG
  • International – Gamechanger of the Year, Teresa Pesce, KPMG International

AML Advisory of the Year – International

M&A Today has recognized KPMG International and its network of firms in their 2015 Global Awards program as AML Advisory of the Year – International.

The Acquisition International Global M&A Awards charts the successes, stellar results and second-to-none client service of some of the worldwide M&A industry’s leading players. This year they have recognized KPMG in the US as Best for AML Services – USA & Best Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Practice – New York.

Risk consulting

Insurance Risk magazine has bestowed its 2014 Insurance Risk Award for “Best Consulting Firm” on the member firms of KPMG International. The “Insurance Risk Awards” are in recognition of excellence in risk management within the insurance sector. The awards are created to reward “innovative thinking and ground-breaking approaches to solving the risk management challenges that face the industry”.

DealMakers Monthly Global Awards 2014

Dealmakers Monthly Magazine Recognized KPMG for Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Organization of the Year in the 2014 DealMakers Global Awards. This is the firm’s third global AML award this year, reinforcing KPMG’s leading market position both globally and locally in this field.

KPMG AsPAC Full Service Forensic

ACQ Global Awards 2014 Names KPMG Forensic in AsPAC Full Service Forensic and Anti-Bribery/Corruption Advisory of the Year. On receiving them, Grant Jamieson, AsPAC Head of Forensic, said: “I think these two awards are recognition that our KPMG AsPAC Forensic teams are helping member firm clients deal with some very high profile fraud and regulatory issues across the region. Being able to offer the same high standard of service expected from KPMG through our firms’ 8 accredited Forensic practices differentiates us from our competitors.”

New York Law Journal

Readers of the major legal industry publication the New York Law Journal named KPMG in the US as the number one service provider in nine categories of Forensic Advisory and Business Accounting Services.

In the fifth annual New York Law Journal Reader Rankings 2014, KPMG was among 500 businesses being evaluated on the official ballot, with more than 8,000 legal professionals voting on more than 90 categories.

Chicago Law Journal

In the Second Annual National Law Journal’s (PDF 5.76 MB) Best of Chicago Reader Rankings 2014, KPMG in the US was ranked among more than 450 businesses in 65 categories by more than 1,200 readers.

2014 Finance Awards Winners

KPMG in the US was named Cyber Investigations Team of the Year – USA in Acquisition International Magazine’s prestigious 2014 Finance Awards. The Acquisition International Finance Awards highlight the amazing work done by businesses around the globe making huge strides in the finance sector, from the most innovative lawyers, advisers and tax specialists to 100 percent customer-focused accountants, consultants and bankers.

Best of The National Law

The Third Annual Best of The National Law Journal Reader Rankings ranked KPMG in the US as the number one service provider in six categories for a suite of its forensic, litigation support and eDiscovery service offerings, and among the top three in an additional six categories. View the full list of categories and winners (PDF 8 MB). 

KPMG LLP does not provide legal services.

Forensic Practice of the Year

KPMG was recognized with a 2014 M&A Award for Financial Services Forensic Practice of the Year from Acquisition International Magazine. Voted by a global network of expert M&A professionals, advisers, clients, peers and industry insiders, the awards celebrate excellence in all areas of M&A, recognizing unrivalled expertise that has contributed to the dramatic increase in global M&A activity over the past year. Read the press release (PDF 183 KB).

ACQ Global Awards

KPMG named Global and US AML Firm of the Year for 2014 by ACQ.

Anti-Money Laundering

2014 Global AML Firm of the Year

Excellence in Consulting

Excellence in Consulting: Corporate Responsibility Humanitarian