Projects and awards

  • Anti-Fraud Advisor of the Year –UAE

Acquisition International awarded CRI Group as Anti-Fraud Advisor of the Year – UAE for 2013 international expansion, increasing presence and diversity in providing client services while also developing scholarly articles such as white papers and research. AI lauds Cri Group’s “team-based approach” in serving the due diligence needs of multinational corporations among our clientele. AI’s Legal Awards identify and honor success, innovation and ethics across international legal and business communities.


  • Business Due Diligence Firm of the Year – UAE

Acquisition International named CRI Group the 2013 Business Due Diligence Firm of the Year – UAE. AI’s M&A Awards celebrate excellence and commemorate the achievements and hard-work of all those involved in seeing a deal through to completion. The awards recognize investors, advisers and service providers for expertise in their specialized fields, and are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for outstanding work over the last 12 months. Winners are chosen annually by clients and peers.


  • Legal Award, M&A Award – UAE

Since 2010, Acquisition International Magazine’s annual awards have been celebrating excellence, innovation and performance across the business, legal, financial and investment communities. Each series is designed to reward those most deserving in this very global and very challenging environment. They give a comprehensive analysis of the industry and a complete run through of the best of the best in terms of industry experts.


In 2016, CRI Group launched its Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Centre of Excellence (ABAC® CoE) to offer ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems certification and expert training in programs 3PRM-Certified™ and 3PRM-Qualified™. The ABAC® CoE provides services to businesses seeking to validate or expand their existing compliance frameworks by developing the latest in best-practice anti-corruption, due diligence processes and procedures necessary for pursuing and maintaining global third-party affiliations.

In 2018, Corporate Research and Investigations LLC “CRI Group” announced that it has been granted accreditation by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) for the scope of ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System Conformity Assessment Body. The accreditation is the first of its kind awarded to a certification body specializing in global anti-bribery and anti-corruption, risk and compliance standards. Headquartered in Dubai, CRI Group is the foremost Conformity Assessment Body in ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Certification, providing expert lead auditor and internal auditor training through its highly regarded “Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Centre of Excellence.”