Corporate investigations: the risks and pitfalls

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The course of an investigation is often dictated by the way in which it begins. Murphy’s law – if anything can go wrong, it will – is a useful principle to bear in mind. Far from being a straightforward aspect of a risk or compliance manager’s job, an investigation is full of risk and uncertainty. The key is to stay in control.

Not all investigations begin the same way. A whistleblower might come forward from within or outside the company. Internal or external auditors might report an

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