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Christopher Osborne

Christopher Osborne

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Global Leader

Asset Recovery Experts 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christopher Osborne is highly praised for his "rigorous analysis" by peers who add he is "composed and highly credible as a testifying witness".

Biography

Christopher Osborne leads FRP Advisory's forensic services practice. He brings over 19 years of experience of forensic accounting including fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, expert witness services, asset-tracing and recovery investigations, regulatory inquiries and compliance and risk advisory assignments. Christopher also oversees FRP Advisory’s forensic technology practice, which delivers data acquisition and electronic disclosure services to law firms and corporates.

Christopher’s work covers a multitude of industry sectors including construction, financial services, retail, professional services, technology, pharmaceuticals and aviation. His assignments are often international in nature with assignments covering Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the US over the past year. 

Recent significant cases include investigations into the demise of BHS, investigations and asset tracing in relation to a high net worth individual in the context of a matrimonial dispute, and a high-profile bribery and corruption investigation. Christopher has worked on a multitude of civil and criminal fraud cases in the course of which he has conducted extensive under caution and witness interviews. He has been seconded to the UK's financial regulator and also worked on behalf of the UK's Serious Fraud Office. 

Christopher has been appointed as expert witness on multiple occasions by both claimants and defendants, as single joint expert and expert determiner. Recent experience includes opining on the quantum aspects of a professional negligence claim, a number of loss-of-profits claims including business interruption, misappropriated monies lent in respect of property developments and the fraudulent conduct of a joint venture partner, which included a successful application for a worldwide asset freezing order. 

Christopher’s advisory practice includes working with clients on compliance issues, including drafting of supporting guidelines and templates for an anti-bribery and corruption policy for third party contracting to be compliant with FCPA and UK Bribery Act legislation, and reviewing systems and controls to mitigate the risk of fraud.

Christopher is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has an LLB law degree.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christopher Osborne is hailed by sources as "a great investigator and forensic accountant" who is "composed and highly credible as a testifying witness".

Biography

Christopher Osborne leads FRP Advisory's forensic services practice. He brings over 19 years of experience of forensic accounting including fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, expert witness services, asset-tracing and recovery investigations, regulatory inquiries and compliance and risk advisory assignments. Christopher also oversees FRP Advisory’s forensic technology practice, which delivers data acquisition and electronic disclosure services to law firms and corporates.

Christopher’s work covers a multitude of industry sectors including construction, financial services, retail, professional services, technology, pharmaceuticals and aviation. His assignments are often international in nature with assignments covering Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the US over the past year. 

Recent significant cases include investigations into the demise of BHS, investigations and asset tracing in relation to a high net worth individual in the context of a matrimonial dispute, and a high-profile bribery and corruption investigation. Christopher has worked on a multitude of civil and criminal fraud cases in the course of which he has conducted extensive under caution and witness interviews. He has been seconded to the UK's financial regulator and also worked on behalf of the UK's Serious Fraud Office. 

Christopher has been appointed as expert witness on multiple occasions by both claimants and defendants, as single joint expert and expert determiner. Recent experience includes opining on the quantum aspects of a professional negligence claim, a number of loss-of-profits claims including business interruption, misappropriated monies lent in respect of property developments and the fraudulent conduct of a joint venture partner, which included a successful application for a worldwide asset freezing order. 

Christopher’s advisory practice includes working with clients on compliance issues, including drafting of supporting guidelines and templates for an anti-bribery and corruption policy for third party contracting to be compliant with FCPA and UK Bribery Act legislation, and reviewing systems and controls to mitigate the risk of fraud.

Christopher is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has an LLB law degree.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christopher Osborne is singled out for his remarkable ability when it comes to investigations, compliance matters and providing expert testimony in contentious proceedings.

Biography

Christopher Osborne leads FRP Advisory's forensic services practice. He brings over 19 years of experience of forensic accounting including fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, expert witness services, asset-tracing and recovery investigations, regulatory inquiries and compliance and risk advisory assignments. Christopher also oversees FRP Advisory’s forensic technology practice, which delivers data acquisition and electronic disclosure services to law firms and corporates.

Christopher’s work covers a multitude of industry sectors including construction, financial services, retail, professional services, technology, pharmaceuticals and aviation. His assignments are often international in nature with assignments covering Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the US over the past year. 

Recent significant cases include investigations into the demise of BHS, investigations and asset tracing in relation to a high net worth individual in the context of a matrimonial dispute, and a high-profile bribery and corruption investigation. Christopher has worked on a multitude of civil and criminal fraud cases in the course of which he has conducted extensive under caution and witness interviews. He has been seconded to the UK's financial regulator and also worked on behalf of the UK's Serious Fraud Office. 

Christopher has been appointed as expert witness on multiple occasions by both claimants and defendants, as single joint expert and expert determiner. Recent experience includes opining on the quantum aspects of a professional negligence claim, a number of loss-of-profits claims including business interruption, misappropriated monies lent in respect of property developments and the fraudulent conduct of a joint venture partner, which included a successful application for a worldwide asset freezing order. 

Christopher’s advisory practice includes working with clients on compliance issues, including drafting of supporting guidelines and templates for an anti-bribery and corruption policy for third party contracting to be compliant with FCPA and UK Bribery Act legislation, and reviewing systems and controls to mitigate the risk of fraud.

Christopher is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has an LLB law degree.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christopher Osborne is a "thorough and personable" individual who has "superb communication skills". He excels on matters arising from corruption investigations as well as risk assessment.

Biography

Christopher Osborne leads FRP Advisory's forensic services practice. He brings over 20 years of experience of forensic accounting including fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, expert witness services, asset-tracing and recovery investigations, regulatory inquiries and compliance and risk advisory assignments. Christopher also oversees FRP Advisory’s forensic technology practice, which delivers data acquisition, investigation and electronic disclosure services to law firms and corporates.

Christopher’s work covers a multitude of industry sectors including construction, financial services, retail, professional services, technology, pharmaceuticals and aviation. His work is often international in nature with recent assignments covering Russia, the Middle East, Gibraltar, Africa and the US.

Recent significant cases include investigations into the demise of BHS Limited; investigations and asset-tracing in relation to a high-net-worth individual in the context of a matrimonial dispute; and a high-profile bribery and corruption investigation. Christopher has worked on a multitude of civil and criminal fraud cases, in the course of which he has conducted extensive under-caution and witness interviews. He has been seconded to the UK's financial regulator and also worked on behalf of the UK's Serious Fraud Office. 

Christopher has been appointed as expert witness on multiple occasions by both claimants and defendants, and as a single joint expert. Recent experience includes opining on the quantum aspects of a professional negligence claim; a number of loss-of-profits claims including business interruption; misappropriated monies lent in respect of property developments; and the fraudulent conduct of a joint venture partner, which included a successful application for a worldwide asset freezing order. 

Christopher’s advisory practice includes working with corporate clients directly on compliance issues, including drafting of supporting guidelines and templates for an anti-bribery and corruption policy for third party contracting to be compliant with FCPA and UK Bribery Act legislation. This work has often led to performing related investigations.

Christopher is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and has an LLB law degree.  

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