Dean Friedman
BA LLB LLM
Languages:
Afrikaans, English
Nationality:
SAC, South Africa
Professional societies:
Member of ICFP and ACFE
Professional services experience:
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Other experience:
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Biography
Dean commenced his career as a prosecutor and state advocate in the service of the Director of Public Prosecutions, where he was responsible for the prosecution of involved and high level fraud and other commercial crime cases in the South African Regional and High Courts. Even after leaving the services of the Department of Justice, his services in this regard were retained when employed by private firms. In this capacity, he sat as an assessor in a fraud case, was appointed to prosecute fraud cases and appeals, and also had a special delegation from the Witwatersrand Director of Public Prosecutions to lead an investigation of a large corporate failure. He has been appointed as an inspector and repayment administrator in respect of illegal deposit taking/Ponzi schemes by the Registrar of Banks in South Africa. He has been appointed by the High Court of South Africa as curator in numerous matters of asset preservation, preserving assets ranging from movables and cash to tobacco manufacturers and air charter businesses in terms of proceeds of crime legislation.

As such, he gained valuable experience and knowledge of fraud and commercial crimes, complicated frauds and commercial criminal activity and the leading of evidence and handling of evidence, including the analysis of complex transactions in order to determine whether such comprise fraudulent transactions, or evidence thereof.

During the past 25 years, Dean was employed in the forensic and investigative accounting environment where he, at various stages, conducted, managed and co-ordinated investigations in the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland, the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Mozambique, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana, Namibia, Canada, the UAE, Lebanon, Liberia, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and Iraq.

In addition thereto, Dean has presented seminars and workshops on fraud, corruption, money laundering, cybercrime and forensic investigative techniques in South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mauritius, Seychelle, Pakistan and Ghana.

Dean is the money laundering reporting officer for KPMG in South Africa.
Profession
  • Forensic and investigative accounting
Industry experience
  • Asset Management
  • Auditing
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Rescue
  • Capital Markets
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Energy & Resources
  • Food & Beverages
  • Insurance
  • Liquidations
  • Professional Services
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Public service
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Shipping and/or Commodities
  • Tax
  • Transport
  • Other
Experience in respect of contract types
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Construction/Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Loan/other Loan Facility
  • Sale of Goods
  • Services
  • Shareholders/Share Purchase/Joint Venture
Experience - Number of cases testified in
  • As expert at court: 1-5
  • As expert before arbitrator: 1-5
  • In mediation: 1-5
  • Expert determination / Alternative dispute resolution: 1-5
Construction & Infrastructure Sub-Categories
  • General
  • Contracts and works governance
Energy & Resources Sub-Categories
  • Mining (Extractive and beneficiation)
  • Energy (Generation, transmission and distribution)
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