Mike Tallent
Senior Director
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20 years of forensic accounting experience and five years of audit experience
Lived and worked in Eastern Europe for five years
At A&M, long-term involvement in numerous large Lehman related disputes, and defending Big 4 firms against negligence claims
Based in London
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Mike Tallent is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations practice in London, with more than 24 years of professional experience. For the past 18 years, he has specialised as a forensic accountant focusing on disputes and investigations across Europe.

Mr. Tallent has led and managed projects for major international companies across a wide range of sectors and industries. He has worked in the U.K, United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Egypt and throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Additionally, since joining A&M in 2009, he has been closely involved in the investigation and litigation matters arising from the insolvency of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Mr. Tallent has advised on numerous high-profile U.K. High Court cases, international arbitrations and purchase price adjustment/completion accounts disputes. He has counselled clients on preparing sale and purchase agreements to minimise risks from mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Tallent has conducted specialist investigations into fraudulent financial statements, pyramid schemes, asset misappropriation, procurement fraud, bribery and corruption, including undertaking U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Section 10A investigations. He has led remediation projects to ensure clients’ compliance with the FCPA. Mr. Tallent also has deep expertise in undertaking investigations and background checks into company/individual bona fides in higher-risk emerging markets, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Tallent served as Director of Forensic Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers for Hungary and Southeast Europe for five years, establishing and leading the forensic practice there.  Previously, Mr. Tallent was an auditor at a “Big Four” audit firm.

Mr. Tallent earned a bachelor's degree in history and politics from the University of Warwick, and is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.