Denitsa Zapryanova-Mihnev

Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations GmbH

My Contact Information

Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations GmbH
Thierschplatz 6
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Admission & Qualifications

Master of Business Administration

J. W. Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Master’s degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kauffrau), specialized in corporate finance and international economic relations, 2007

University for National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, studies of Marketing and Management, 2001

Professional Profile

Denitsa is a Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Munich. She brings more than ten years of consulting experience in international forensic investigations and compliance reviews (incl. corruption, financial fraud, cartels, FCPA compliance reviews, anti-money laundering matters), international arbitrations (ICC, ICSID), restructuring and performance improvement. Denitsa has worked with large international clients across a range of industries, e.g. banking sector, retail, office supplies, photo / graphics, IT, automotive. Denitsa is a speaker at expert conferences and an Associate member of ACFE.

Representative Matters

Conducted a complex forensic investigation into potential irregularities, such as manipulated financial statements of German companies acquired by a worldwide manufacturer of metal components, acting as a subject matter expert and managing the document review team. The investigation results led to the initiation of criminal proceedings in Germany against seller’s former management and arbitration proceedings in USA to claim damages suffered as a result of the seller’s fraud;

Conducted a major forensic investigation at German Financial Institution with focus on processes control, variance analysis and review of policies and recommendations for process optimization of risk mitigation;

Conducted investigations / review of financial engagements of large Slovenian banks, providing an assessment of whether the engagements show any indication for corruption or other fraudulent actions of the parties involved;

Managed and conducted document review for an international cartel investigation in the automotive industry;

Determined damages incurred through the expropriation of a farming business in Turkmenistan;

Advised a client on a major international arbitration, involving allegations of fraudulent conduct and breach of pre-contractual duties for a listed Belgian company.

Prior Experience

Associate, Restructuring and Performance Improvement at Alvarez & Marsal, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2007-2012)

A German and Bulgarian national, Denitsa is fluent in German, Bulgarian and English, and has basic knowledge of Russian and Serbian.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporate Crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Damages Testimony
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Internal Investigations
  • White Collar Crime