Louis David Magnien

Louis-David Magnien

Regional Managing Director, EMEA and Head of the Paris and Zurich offices

Business Intelligence and Investigations

Louis-David Magnien is Regional Managing Director EMEA and Head of the Paris and Zurich offices, at Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the Paris office. He manages teams across France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Andorra and French-speaking Africa.

He is particularly involved in crisis management relating to sensitive financial operations, the fight against fraud, corruption and money laundering, the search for offshore assets, defense against hostile takeovers, influence and counter-influence in support of judicial or arbitral litigation (International Chamber of Commerce, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes), and high profile integrity due diligence in particular on high-net-worth individuals (HNIs). He advises international institutions, governments and public institutions, major law firms, financial institutions, investment funds and management of listed companies in highly sensitive and multi-jurisdictional situations. 

Before joining Kroll, Louis-David served as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch, UBS and Credit Suisse as Head of Financial Institutions. He additionally worked with clients in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg for M&A and financing operations. Louis-David then co-founded and managed a hedge fund for five years, Silvaris Capital Management.

With over 20 years of experience in investment banking and investment management he has supervised numerous complex, multi-jurisdictional investigations on behalf of a diverse clientele of corporations, investment funds, law firms, financial institutions, international organizations and government institutions. These investigations include complex integrity and reputation due diligence on risk profiles, multi-jurisdictional investigations in the context of internal and external frauds, multi-jurisdictional asset search, compliance advisory, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and countering the financing of terrorism (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, Sapin II), regulatory compliance audit, and in-depth audit of control systems and procedures.

Louis-David received an M.Sc. in international finance and taxation management from HEC, Paris. He also holds a Master’s in International Taxation from the University of Paris XI.

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