Johan van Spengler

Associate Director, Disputes & Investigations



Johan van Spengler

Associate Director, Disputes & Investigations

London, UK

Johan is an Associate Director in the Disputes and Investigations team at Risk Advisory. He has over a decade’s experience of collecting intelligence and managing investigations across multiple sectors and in challenging jurisdictions.

Johan specialises in conducting investigations into allegations of corruption, fraud, tax evasion and corporate misconduct, or in response to ESG and other supply chain-related concerns. He also provides investigative support in a disputes context – including asset tracing, witness identification/interviews and evidence gathering.

Prior to joining Risk Advisory, Johan was a senior member of the business integrity and compliance team at a FTSE 100 company, where he led investigations, large-scale digital forensic reviews and fact-finding interviews on matters related to several high-profile inquiries initiated by the SFO, DOJ, OFAC and other government agencies. 

Project highlights:

  • Provided support to a private equity firm and external counsel as part of a long-running investigation into various concerns raised related to workplace misconduct on the part of senior executives, fraud and potential sanctions exposure.
  • An investigation, conducted on behalf of a pharmaceuticals manufacturer and external counsel, into allegations of corruption and product diversion on the part of a third-party distributor in the horn of Africa.
  • As part of ICC arbitration proceedings, gathered evidence relating to the asset position and geographic footprint of an international logistics firm and its beneficial owners, requiring investigations in Russia, Cyprus, Israel and the United States.
  • In response to a whistleblower report, an investigation into allegations of exploitative labour practices and environmental damage affecting the supply chain of a global consumer goods company.

Get to know Johan van Spengler

My area of expertise

I advise clients facing commercial disputes, internal investigations and other contentious scenarios. I have experience managing investigations across multiple sectors and geographies, and on matters relating to high-profile litigation and regulatory inquiries.

Why I love what I do

My role allows me to collaborate, on a daily basis, with highly experienced colleagues and clients from all over the world.

What sets Risk Advisory apart

The unparalleled geographical knowledge and extensive networks of our regional teams.


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