Forensic Investigation and Litigation Intelligence

Deloitte has extensive experience of supporting clients dealing with investigative, litigation or arbitration matters gain key insights through the gathering of public and non-public information.

When responding to allegations or suspicions of commercial wrong-doing (whether internally or in connection with a potential or existing commercial relationship) or when involved in a litigation or arbitration matter, you or your advisors may require support with the gathering of actionable intelligence, particularly where the matter spans across multiple jurisdictions.

Forensic investigation or litigation intelligence – which can be gathered through searches of public record sources and (where relevant) through enquiries with human sources – can help you gain key insights into specific issues or parties to help inform a subsequent investigation or inform your legal strategy.

Deloitte’s approach to forensic investigation and litigation intelligence combines:

Global Understanding

Our global coverage enables us to undertake work in relation to subjects in any jurisdiction in the world, whether a western country or a higher risk jurisdiction.

Flexible Approach

We tailor our enquiries to match your precise concerns, addressing each of the risks of relevance to you and ensuring our approach is mindful of those issues specific to the relevant sector or jurisdiction.

Extensive Network

Our network of external (human) sources – who have backgrounds in, and operate across, a wide range of industries and jurisdictions – enables us to access relevant intelligence that cannot be found in the public record.

Collaborative Style

Deloitte works collaboratively with our clients, keeping you informed of key issues as the project progresses and working closely with our other Deloitte teams where required.

Intelligence Specialists

Deloitte’s in-house pool of research and intelligence specialists are experts in how to access the information you need and how to present it in the correct political and business context.

Business Focused

As a major professional services firm, Deloitte takes a pragmatic approach to risk and seeks to assist you in identifying and mitigating risk, rather than presenting a list of ‘deal killers’.


In addition to subscribing to a wide range of ‘global’ databases, our researchers regularly review their jurisdictions to ensure we have access to an extensive range of in-country subscription databases and online archives.

Our experience

Over more than twenty years we have supported our clients through the gathering of public and non-public information. Our investigative and litigation intelligence has helped clients better understand the reputation and track record of particular parties, identified the involvement of such parties in noteworthy issues such as bribery and corruption, helped identify conflicts of interest through the identification of hidden beneficial owners or other undisclosed connections between parties, and added vital context aiding the understanding of specific issues.