Mike Tallent
Senior Director
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20+ years of forensic accounting experience and five years of audit experience
Leads and manages projects for major international companies
Has advised on internal and cross-border investigations, high-profile U.K. High Court cases, international arbitrations and purchase price adjustment/completion accounts disputes
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Mike Tallent is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Forensic and Disputes & Investigations practice in London.

Mr. Tallent brings with more than 26 years of professional experience. For the past 20 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. Mr. Tallent has worked in the U.K., U.S., Japan, Hong Kong, Egypt, Germany 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 numerous clients on preparing sale and purchase agreements to minimise risks from mergers and acquisitions. He is vastly experienced in the preparation of expert witness reports for use in court cases and arbitrations, including supporting subject matter experts from other A&M team (such as the financial due diligence team).

He 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. Mr. Tallent 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 (PwC) for Hungary and Southeast Europe for five years where he established and led the forensic practice. 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.