Partner and Forensic Services and Financial Crime Leader, PwC Switzerland
Gianfranco Mautone is heading PwC Switzerland’s Financial Crime, Forensics & Risk consulting services. He is based in Zurich, while his experience extends well beyond Switzerland’s borders having led numerous large-scale cross border projects in various jurisdictions including Continental, Central and Eastern Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia.
He has lead investigations in OFAC sanction violations, Cum-ex trading, LIBOR and FX related investigations for large European financial institutions and supported about 50 Swiss banks in relation to the US Tax program.
Gianfranco’s experience in forensic accounting and of preventing and investigating fraud stretches back 19 years. It includes key topics like corruption & bribery (comprising a number of significant FCPA related matters), false accounting and financial misrepresentation, procurement fraud, securities and banking fraud, asset misappropriation as well as construction claims, claims for loss of profits due to contractual breaches purchase price determinations, and conducting forensic due diligence work both pre- and post-acquisition. He has served as an independent expert witness in both criminal and civil litigation cases.
When working with clients, Gianfranco’s foremost mission is to protect their reputation, create confidence and clarity, as well as preventing, responding to and remediating a wide range of business threats, risks and complex issues.
Gianfranco is fluent in German, Italian, English, Spanish and French and looks back at many international and multi-cultural projects. His clients benefit from his high level of integrity, agility, flexibility, and innovation.