Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Will Davies to lead its Forensic and investigation services (FIS) team. As part of the firm's wider advisory offering, the FIS unit focuses on resolving highly complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations.
An experienced forensic partner who has been with Grant Thornton since 2002, Will shall oversee the continued expansion and further development of the firm's FIS team in the UK, and enhance its collaboration with Grant Thornton member firms internationally to assemble best-in-class cross-border project teams.
The team currently consists of seven partners and over 100 colleagues across the UK, providing in-depth sector expertise and nuanced commercial acumen to support organisations operating both in the UK and in international jurisdictions.
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Byers, Head of advisory at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: "The dynamics of today's global business environment require organisations to not only defend their current risk exposures, but also better understand where others might arise in the future. The technical forensic expertise, coupled with the nuanced commercial and sector awareness across this growing practice area puts us in a truly unique and advantageous position to help clients navigate the complexities of the global marketplace."
Will Davies added: "Ambitious organisations are now finding themselves exposed to myriad commercial and legal risks which have never been as profound. Increasingly complex regulatory agendas, the potential – and threat – of IT and data intelligence, along with the disparities in international legal frameworks are only a sample of the concerns keeping business leaders up at night. In turn, they're areas where our specialist team has the capabilities and expertise in providing impartial, commercially sound advice in resolving highly complicated disputes."
The announcement follows the earlier launch of Grant Thornton's Financial crime and disputes unit, which forms part of the firm's overall FIS offering.