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Corporate Investigations

Fraud, corruption, regulatory action, personal scandals and cyber incidents all have the potential to cause immense reputational damage, substantial losses and financial or criminal penalties both for an organisation and its leaders. Our team brings together multijurisdictional professionals with the right combination of expertise and experience to successfully represent corporations and individuals facing serious criminal or regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

How we help:

  • An experienced litigation team
    • With extensive experience defending corporations and individuals in white collar and regulatory matters, our litigation expertise covers a full range of matters. As a full-service law firm, our corporate investigations specialists worked with lawyers from our pensions, property and employment teams to conduct an investigation into allegations of fraud, conspiracy and breach of duty by individuals at a not-for-profit regulated organisation.
  • Effective corruption and anti-bribery expertise
    • The Bribery Act 2010 is one of the toughest pieces of anti-corruption legislation anywhere in the world, stricter in its terms than the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Our team can guide you through this complex area of legislation and advise on everything from defending against regulatory actions/prosecutions and investigating allegations of wrongdoing, to managing high-risk situations (threats, extortion or blackmail) and developing policies and procedures to combat bribery.
  • Key strategies on crisis management and investigations
    • Whether we're conducting an internal investigation, managing a crisis or facilitating an external investigation, we'll offer key insight on milestones, remedial actions and communications strategies to help keep you on track and out of the spotlight.
  • Proactive training and education programmes
    • Taking a proactive approach to ethics and anti-corruption, we design and deliver comprehensive training programmes to directors, management teams, employees and other business partners.
  • In-depth governance, enterprise risk management and internal controls
    • To strengthen and protect the integrity of your business, our team conducts rigorous risk assessments and develops in-depth governance frameworks that start at the board level and cascade down through your organisation.

Client work

  • We conducted the investigation on behalf of the British Bankers' Association into the LIBOR-rigging scandal.
  • On a national level, we have carried out investigations involving Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, the Serious Fraud Office and the Office of Fair Trading.
  • On an international level, we have conducted investigations involving the European Commission, the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • We regularly conduct internal investigations on behalf of public institutions and major corporates concerning business failure, anti-bribery, cyber-crime and corruption.

Key Contacts

Patrick Arben
Patrick Arben

Alex Jay
Alex Jay

James Sidwell
James Sidwell

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