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ABOUT OUR FORENSIC BUSINESS
In recent years, there has been an alarming rise in unscrupulous practices, such as fraud, theft, bribery, corruption, and money laundering, amongst other crimes of dishonesty in the South African governmental and private sectors. With this, there has been an increased need for specialist skills in combatting these crimes of dishonesty.
In addition, there has been a drastic rise in the likes of cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism with the most recent industrial revolution (i.e. the technological revolution), which requires specialist forensic information technology skills in order to combat these cyber-related crimes.
Schindlers Forensics consists of a highly-qualified professional team ranging from attorneys, consultants, information technology practitioners to auditors and we outsource any further services which our clients may require.
Schindlers Forensics not only provides forensic investigation services, but also training and consulting services which range from due diligence to fraud and corruption risk management, with a view to ensuring that our clients’ employees and associates are equipped to identify, prevent and address unscrupulous practices. More importantly, we equip clients to know when it is necessary to call in the professionals.
At Schindlers Forensics, our information technology practitioners work side-by-side with our attorneys and consultants, using an integrated approach, to bring about faster results with a higher degree of accuracy while allowing our resources to add extra value to our clients.
We understand that in this ever-evolving world there is a need for tailored solutions, and we provide a one-stop-shop to resolve our clients’ matters in an efficient and holistic manner to yield greater results.
David Loxton began his career as a state prosecutor, working in both Cape Town and Pretoria and gaining experience prosecuting a wide range of street crimes, including murder, rape, robbery, drug-related crimes, corruption, forgery and theft. David then moved on to work as in-house counsel at a major listed entity, before returning to private practice.
He has advised across all sectors of industry, as well as state-owned enterprises and government departments, in matters of governance, regulation, employment, litigation, corporate crime prevention and investigation. He has generally been instructed by Group Counsel, CEOs or boards as well as heads of departments and senior officials within government. He has also acted as an advisor on highly sensitive issues involving fraud and corruption, and has guided clients through risk mitigation and civil recovery as well as on disciplinary proceedings against implicated employees and individuals.
David has been actively involved in assisting law enforcement agencies with criminal aspects stemming from investigations undertaken both nationally and internationally, and has headed up various teams investigating complex cross-border cyber-crime matters. His extensive experience means that he is an authority on several areas of the law, making him a highly sought and often-quoted source for media seeking an expert opinion on economic crimes, compliance and regulation, and cyber-crime.
David is a member of the local and USA chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He is also a member of the Institute of Forensic Practitioners (ICFP) and the Law Societies of the Northern Province and Western Cape. He is currently serving as honorary patron of the CGF Research Institute of South Africa and is widely recognised as a leader in the field by independent agencies such as Chambers & Co.
Our Schindlers Forensics team is led by our Chief Executive Officer, Israel Noko, who is supported by the highly-qualified and experienced attorneys, information technology practitioners, developers, auditors and tax practitioners (to mention a few).
Israel Noko (“Israel”) studied Law & Social Sciences Diploma at the University of Warwick and a LL.B in Business Law at Coventry University, UK, and subsequently completed three law Post-Graduate Certificates with the University of the Witwatersrand.
He started his career as a legal practitioner and, through practice, discovered that he wanted to combine his various interests and skill sets. One of his notable interests is developing and executing strategies which would enable companies to better position themselves in the market and develop partnerships with companies and organizations that want to implement “business sense” transformational strategies.
He has been a member of a variety of Boards and he has played a strategic role in different Risk & Audit committees which require exercising the highest level of corporate governance.
Israel is also the founder of NPI Capital Partners, a private equity fund manager which manages an investment fund in partnership with RMB Corvest. As a critical member of the NPI Investment Committee, he ensures that all relevant and thorough due diligences are done to ensure a return on investment for shareholders and ensure that the its investment policy is adhered to.
Israel has also been involved in various mergers and acquisitions other general corporate/commercial transactions. He has also advised on BEE joint-venture structure, company formations and re-organisations. Israel has extensive experience in business entity formation and governance matters, M&A, and BEE financing transactions in a wide variety of sectors.
He is a dynamic leader and has a unique way of developing out-of-the-box strategies to obtain the desired results in every project that he sets his mind to.
David is a Director of Schindler’s Forensics Ai, numerous Trusts, as well as a Senior Partner at Schindlers Attorneys. He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of School Africa and a member of South African Institute of Tax Practitioners as well as a member of the South African Legal Practice Council.
David is registered as a tax practitioner and has extensive experience in the South African commercial and regulatory environments, commercial litigation and in the negotiation. He has experience in drafting of a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions.
David specialises in all aspects of commercial law including, but not limited to:
Chris is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) with a Commercial focus and has spent the past 21 years in various senior financial management and management consulting positions with a strong focus on Information and Telecommunications sectors.
As a Management Consultant Chris has broadened his exposure within numerous industries including logistics, pharmaceuticals, engineering and mining services. Chris is actively involved in numerous start-up businesses guiding the development of business processes, procedures and structures. Expertise and experience includes:
Maurice studied a BA LLB at Rhodes and HDip company Law at Wits. Currently deep learning Machine Learning at Stanford University, Unity Development at UC San Diego, Crypto/Blockchain at Princeton and Mixed Reality at the University of London.
Maurice joined Schindlers Attorneys in October 1997 and became a partner of the firm in December 1998. Maurice is an experienced legal practitioner with a sound knowledge of South African commercial, property, labour, tax and corporate law. He is a highly experienced and established litigation attorney with several reported judgments in both the Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court.
Maurice heads a team of 18 professionals at Schindlers Attorneys and is the Chief Executive Officer of Schindlers innovations. He regularly provides guidance to boards of companies, both public and private, and he gives lectures on recent developments in commercial law. He is also a qualified Court-Aligned and Commercial Mediator.
Our expertise further extends to: