Investigations and Dispute Resolution

Investigations and disputes have this point in common: the key to success lies in the quality of the information collected. At VIDOCQ, we orchestrate the most complex investigations at the best value, all while reducing business disruption.

Internal Investigations

VIDOCQ offers clients quality of services rivalling those of the best investigative organizations around the world. Prior to joining VIDOCQ, our team members made their mark in Canadian police and regulatory organizations, whether in organized crime, economic crime or extraterritorial crime investigations.

Complex and High Financial Risk Disputes

Financial and reputational consequences can be enormous. Identifying and locating evidence and critical testimony can make the difference between winning and losing a case. VIDOCQ’s experience in planning, coordinating and executing complex investigations in a modern business environment allow our clients to gain the upper hand in commercial litigation cases where significant funds are at stake. Although we are proudly Canadian, our ability to gather evidence has proven to be borderless.

Money Laundering Investigations

The world of money laundering is both well developed and constantly evolving. Mechanisms are in place to quickly evaluate millions of transactions. An army of money laundering experts swarm the ranks of North American banks. Behind a computer, sanction lists and media are automatically checked at high speed. But what happens when quick routine checks are not enough? Banks can face serious regulatory, financial and reputational consequences.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption

In addition to the US FCPA, the UK Bribery Act and the Canadian CFPOA, new anti‑corruption regulations are being implemented progressively in many parts of the world. Exposure to corruption and regulatory violations continues to pose a major risk to companies with an international footprint. VIDOCQ’s unmatched investigative capabilities, international investigative experience, and reputation for independence and integrity make our firm the partner of choice for investigating corruption.

Asset Tracing

Working on behalf of those seeking to enforce judgments or to recover funds misappropriated by corrupt leaders, VIDOCQ’s expertise has effectively identified missing, unknown or hidden assets. Globalization of business has facilitated the movement of assets: they can be hidden easily around the world. The contacts and technological tools used by VIDOCQ make it possible to offer the best possible services within the limits of legality.

Financial Sector Investigations

VIDOCQ is the Canadian leader in banking and commercial insurance investigation. Whether branch investigations or sensitive inquiries within senior management, our specialists know how to respond to this demanding clientele. VIDOCQ assists its clients with a variety of investigative needs, including cash imbalances, mortgage fraud, ethical violations, fraudulent claims, theft, external fraud, harassment and secret commissions.

Fraud, Embezzlement and Market Misconduct

Fraud and other misconduct represent a high financial risk for organizations of all sizes. Whether the threat is internal or external, financial crime investigations require investigators familiar with this type of activity. Capable of going beyond straightforward forensic accounting or technological solutions, the VIDOCQ team is composed of specialists in financial crime investigation.

Regulatory and Misconduct Investigations

Employee misconduct is frequent and can greatly damage the reputation of organizations with their clients, shareholders and the public. Whether harassment, breach of loyalty, or other professional or ethical misconduct, VIDOCQ has proven ability to obtain the facts quickly and minimize workplace impacts.