Case Study

FTI Technology Supports Multi-Issue Investigation for Large Steel Industry Client in Spain

A large manufacturing company in Spain was under investigation by the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission. FTI Technology was engaged to conduct numerous workstreams that would help the client understand the facts of the matter and respond to the authorities.

Our Role

FTI Technology’s digital forensics experts first conducted a data preservation and collection exercise to ensure all potentially relevant information was protected from unwanted and intentional deletion. The team’s extensive experience in the forensic acquisition of traditional, emerging and cloud-based data sources — including email, chat and accounting data — was critical in identifying and collecting the relevant documentation and facilitating efficient and timely legal review.

As part of the comprehensive due diligence process, FTI Technology led three concurrent workstreams to accelerate document review for the client’s legal counsel. This helped the client reduce overall costs and prepare responses for the three areas of investigation. The team provided:

  • Interrogation of the data to determine whether the alleged price-fixing behaviour had occurred, and present the findings in a defensible manner to the competition authority.
  • Determination of facts around the company’s business dealings with individuals and/or organisations in sanctioned countries.
  • Investigation of company email and other communications to assess wrongful termination claims based on perceived irregularities in conduct between certain individuals.
  • Documentation of workflows to ensure fulfilment of the regulator’s requirements and timelines.