Nick Panes

Partner, Head of Investigations, EMEA

Investigations - Forensic Accountants 2024
Expert Information
Qualifications MSc Latin American Politics
MA Geography and Politics (Major in African Politics and Post-Soviet Politics)
Professional Memberships ACAMS, ACSS, AIEN
Industries Financial Services, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Oceania
Expert Highlights
  • Experienced investigator.
  • Client-centric case manager across the full spectrum of investigative assignments.
  • Longstanding risk management professional.
  • Recognised Latin America political risk expert.
  • Extensive pre-transaction due diligence and business intelligence experience.

Nick Panes has over 20 years of experience in the investigations and risk management industry. He has worked alongside the testifying expert on numerous occasions providing forensic analysis and investigative support.

Nick has the ability to discover, assess and explain risks to investors. He is fast, accessible and provides great feedback. 

Nick’s work has focused on investigative assignments, political risk, business intelligence and regulatory compliance, with postings in Mexico City, New Delhi, Sydney and London. He has been involved in arbitral tribunals and court proceedings providing expert witness support and in FCPA related investigations and alter ego assessments.

Nick’s career has been split between investigations, post-event problem solving and ongoing risk management consultancy across a wide range of sectors and geographies. He has worked across the full spectrum of projects from strategic advisory work through to tactical support.

Nick’s expertise includes fraud and money laundering investigations, anti-corruption risk assessments and consultancy, regulatory compliance system design and audits, business intelligence assignments, pre-transaction due diligence, asset tracing and recovery and digital forensics. He has specialised in complex, cross-border investigations on matters ranging from strategic market entry work and due diligence to sensitive employee misconduct investigations in multiple jurisdictions.

Nick is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists and the Association of International Energy Negotiators. He is a recognised Latin America political risk expert and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Contact Nick
Location: London, UK

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