Area of Expertise
Conducting an effective forensic investigation requires thorough and thoughtful discipline to “follow the money”. Financial experts are needed to unpack the financial data and to assess the involvement of various parties to determine how the possible malfeasance was perpetrated and the dollars at risk. Working in tandem with legal counsel and computer forensics teams, uncovering the financial facts will help determine whether the suspicions or allegations of financial wrongdoing result from a party's incompetence, mismanagement, negligence or fraud.
CHS has significant experience leading major forensic investigations including the successful conclusion of many cases at trial. We uncover and document the financial scheme, the quantification of losses, and the recovery of assets via Mareva injunctions and Anton Piller orders. Our financial reviews have encompassed various schemes pertaining to inflated assets and valuations, excessive expenses, colluding vendors, related party transactions at less than fair market value, diverted opportunities, financial statement misrepresentations, and others. CHS indeed knows how to “follow the money”.
Obtaining and Executing Anton Piller OrdersCivil fraud cases can include the extraordinary ex-parte remedies of Anton Piller Orders and accompanying Mareva Injunctions, colloquially known as “seize” and “freeze” orders against defendants.Learn More
Procurement Investigation in Real Estate ProjectsSignificant forensic investigation into project procurement and financial operations of numerous 3-P real estate ventures.Learn More
Borrelli (as Trustee of the SFC Litigation Trust) v. Chan2018 ONSC 1429; 2019 ONCA 525; 2020 SCC 38733Major damages assessment involving the defunct Sino-Forest Corporation and losses suffered as a result of fraudulent schemes orchestrated by the company’s former CEO.Learn More
McDonald and Dickson, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank v. TD Bank2021 ONSC 3872Major damages assessment involving the defunct Stanford International Bank (Antigua/Houston TX) and the losses suffered by the company as a result of the world’s second largest Ponzi scheme orchestrat...Learn More
Listeriosis Investigative ReviewA22-508/2009Retained to assist the Independent Investigator and counsel to conduct the Independent Listeriosis Investigative Review, which was set up to examine the factors that contributed to the 2008 listeriosi...Learn More
The Empire Life Insurance Company ats/v. Thibault et al2012 ONSC 5387Major investigative matter involving the tracing of inflated life insurance policy values and improper policy withdrawals.Learn More
Canadian International Trade Tribunal – Inquiry into Dumping of Silicon MetalRetained by the CITT to assist in their review of alleged dumping of silicon metal into the Canadian market exported by producers in various countries.Learn More