Grant Thornton has appointed forensic investigation partner Will Davies to head its Forensic and Investigation Services unit. Davies will lead a team of more than 100 employees and oversee the firm’s expansion of the FIS team in the UK.
Will Davies joined Grant Thornton in 2002 and has gained sector experience in banking, insurance, retail, private equity, manufacturing and energy. In his career at the firm, he climbed the ranks and became partner in forensic investigation services. Recently he has been appointed to head the firm’s Forensic and Investigation Services (FIS) unit. Davies will lead the firm’s FIS team consisting of seven partners and over 100 colleagues across the UK. He will oversee the continued expansion and further development of the FIS team in the UK and enhance the firm’s collaboration with Grant Thornton member firms internationally in order to establish “best-in-class cross-border project teams”.
The Forensic and Investigation Services unit was established by Grant Thornton in July last year, in a push to bundle offerings and capitalise on the growing market potential. The practice is part of the firm’s advisory offering and resolves complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations.
“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,” explains Davies.