Stephen Millington returns to Dubai and joins FRA as a partner

08 March 2022 2 min. read

Stephen Millington has returned to the Middle East to take on a role as partner at Forensic Risk Alliance.

The new partner brings nearly 25 years of professional services experience to Forensic Risk Alliance, 15 of which he spent in the Middle East.

“Over fifteen years of working in the region, I’ve seen first-hand the huge demand for anti-money laundering and investigative services, and I look forward to supporting Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) in meeting that demand and establishing ourselves as the go-to firm in the region,” said Millington.

Stephen Millington, Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance

Millington becomes a senior member of Forensic Risk Alliance’s new team in Dubai, which launched in January this year. “I’m thrilled have the opportunity to play a leading part in cementing FRA’s presence in the region.

Headquartered in London, Forensic Risk Alliance is a forensic accounting, data analytics and eDiscovery consultancy specialising in international and complex investigations, compliance, and disputes. The firm has around 250 staff working from ten locations globally.

Stuart Ells, CEO at Forensic Risk Alliance, said: “We are delighted to welcome Stephen to our Dubai office, which serves as a key servicing hub for high-value litigation, financial crime investigations and forensic work across the Middle East. This market is of great strategic value to the international growth of FRA as we expand our core service offerings and develop new opportunities.”

Prior to joining FRA, Millington spent four years in Australia as a partner at KordaMentha, where he led the Melbourne forensic practice. Before that, he served as the head of Alvarez & Marsal’s forensic practice in the Middle East and established and grew the forensic practice of Kroll in the region.

“Stephen’s arrival deepens FRA’s full-service offering and breadth of expertise to corporations, government-related entities, financial institutions, and their counsel across a range of areas such as sanctions, bribery and corruption, AML, and compliance. In addition, Steven’s particular expertise in financial services will strengthen FRA’s market-leading white-collar capabilities globally,” said Bhavin Shah, Head of Middle East of FRA.