Forensic Investigation and Compliance

Compliance

Our team can help you develop and / or review your compliance, risk management, ethics and corporate governance programs. We have a team of high calibre forensic professionals, with hands-on experience with proactive compliance programs that can reduce the risk of non-compliance, resulting in minimising fines and potential reputational damage. Our team's experience range from local regulations in Czech and Slovakia to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and, the UK Bribery Act.

As the compliance pressure from regulators and enforcement authorities is intensifying, the challenges facing compliance officers appear to grow year by year. The regulatory landscape is an ever-changing, fast-growing arena with a huge rise in the number and complexity of regulations and more rigorous enforcement strategies.

PwC’s compliance and ethics solutions help businesses bake compliance and ethics right into their initiatives rather than simply sprinkling on a few controls over it. This allows businesses to move forward and dedicate its focus on its core activities.

Investigations

Investigations

Our investigations team is ready to assist clients in the prevention, detection, investigation and remediation of fraud, financial crime and other irregularities including asset misappropriation, bribery and breaches of ethics. Our financial investigations specialists work with our experts in Forensic Technology Solutions to detect fraud, uncover the full extent of losses, analyze evidence obtained and produce reports which can be used as evidence if appropriate. We also assist parties contemplating asset recovery actions.

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U.S. Regulatory Investigations and Securities Litigation

The integrity of financial accounts is the subject of unparalleled scrutiny and public attention in the wake of some notable corporate scandals in recent years. European companies with a US listing are subject to regulation by the SEC and the US Department of Justice. In addition, these companies and their directors and officers are exposed to the risk of class action lawsuits where accounting misstatements or irregularities emerge. Our team specializes in assisting SEC-listed companies and their subsidiaries by providing the expertise to manage and minimize securities litigation and regulatory compliance risks. Our forensic experts can help you with a range of issues including compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or Section 10A investigation.

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Corporate Intelligence

Underestimating third-party risks can significantly affect the reputational and financial position of entrepreneurs and businesses. We perform integrity and affiliation due diligences to help businesses get a fair picture of their relationships with third parties, confidently develop strategies and make decisions.

Our corporate intelligence specialists find, analyze and check available information and data from open market sources and paid databases to assess the potential risks of business relationships with third parties, such as suppliers and contractors, clients and partners or investment targets.

Licensing Management

Licensing Management Services

Our globally integrated network of dedicated licensing professionals can help companies optimize their revenues and capitalize on and protect their intellectual property. We have undertaken more than a hundred royalty examinations on behalf of licensors in a number of industries around the world. In the overwhelming majority of the royalty examinations we have undertaken for our clients, we uncover underreported royalties due to clerical errors, accounting mistakes or contract interpretation issues.

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Intellectual Property Disputes

Intellectual property rights, such as patents, copyright or design rights, are often a company’s most valuable assets. We act as an independent expert witness for organizations involved in intellectual property disputes. This usually requires an assessment of the quantum of damages flowing from the infringement of intellectual property rights.

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Contacts

Kateřina Halásek Dosedělová

Forensic Investigation and Compliance, PwC Czech Republic

Tel: +420 724 369 351

Kateřina Skryjová

CEE/CIS Dispute Advisory Centre of Excellence, PwC Czech Republic

Tel: +420 724 061 816

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