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Forensic Accounting in Italy

Forensic Accounting in Italy

Updated on Thursday 11th August 2016

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Forensic-Accounting-in-Italy.jpgForensic accounting in Italy covers a wide area of corporate matters, which can vary from different corruption accusations, disputes with business partners, discrepancies in the accounting books and many others. Our team of Italian lawyers can assist foreign businessmen with an in-depth presentation on the main types of forensic accounting available here. 


What is forensic accounting?  

In the situation in which a foreign investor entered into a conflict with another business partner and the case has to be brought to the Italian court, it is necessary to perform forensic accounting if the company’s files are the subject of the case. 
Forensic accounting combines accounting and audit techniques with investigative techniques, applicable to the company’s financial statements. After the extensive and detailed analysis is completed, the investor can use the results in the court. 
The investigation is usually carried out by a forensic accountant, a person familiar with the accounting and financial systems applicable in Italy.  
The forensic investigation is performed in such a manner that it can offer plausible answers to various issues which were brought in front of the court. This technique can be used for many legal problems, such as fraud or embezzlement; our team of Italian lawyers can offer more details on this matter. 

The attributes of a forensic accountant in Italy 

When hiring a specialist to perform forensic accounting on the financial statements of the company, the investor should expect that he or she will perform the following tasks: 
analysing the company’s documents in order to investigate flaws or hidden financial activities;
developing computer presentations which will be used when presenting the results of the investigation;
setting up a report comprising all the findings (that have to backed up by specific documents);
participating in the legal proceedings;
testifying in the court; 
preparing visual aids. 
Businessmen interested in receiving more details on the forensic accounting services offered in Italy can address to our Italian law firm for legal assistance. 


  • Simon 2016-08-11

    Hello. I am interested to receive more details about the forensic services available in Italy. Thank you.

    Hello, you may send us your request at and one of our lawyers will answer you. 

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