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Corporate Crime and Investigations

Navigating complexity and sensitivity to provide clarity, confidence and solutions


Corporate criminal conduct can have devastating effects. These issues require swift and decisive action, whether preventative or reactive, and in today's global business world often involve multiple jurisdictions. 

With one of the largest and most skilled global corporate crime and investigations practices, our world class team spans over 25 countries, bringing outstanding results for clients drawing on market leading legal skills, commercial savvy, local knowledge and insights into the relevant regulators and law enforcement bodies. 

Our expertise encompasses all areas of law connected with bribery and corruption, sanctions, fraud, money laundering, insider dealing, cartels and corporate manslaughter. We have decades of experience advising and representing financial institutions, multinational corporates and senior management.

This means that clients trust us to handle their most complex and sensitive national and international compliance and investigations work.





HSF recognised as a Tier 1 firm Risk Advisory: Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime. '"The HSF team is the Rolls Royce of the white-collar crime. It is packed full of bright lawyers, whose work ethic and can-do attitude is indefatigable."  - Legal 500 2022, UK

"The team is phenomenal, I have never seen such a constellation of young talent in one firm before" - Legal 500

"The team has a depth of practical experience and knowledge that would be hard to rival"  - Legal 500

Recent Experience

a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Advising in relation to the first foreign bribery prosecution in Australia concerning conduct in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Nepal

a major company and its subsidiaries

Advising on updating and implementing European AML and sanctions policies and procedures, as well representing them in criminal proceedings in Australia

a global oil and gas company

Advising in relation to possible routes to challenge EU and US sanctions

ICBC Standard Bank plc

Advising in respect of its entry into the UK’s first deferred prosecution agreement (which is also the first resolution of an enforcement action under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010)

A US investment bank

Advising in an investigation by the US SEC and DoJ into its operations in the PRC

A major retailer

Advising in relation to UK SFO prosecutions of two previous chief executives, a regulatory investigation into breaches of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules and other related internal and external investigations

Insights and updates

17th May 2023
The Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department released its Consultation Paper, Modernising Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism...
13th April 2023
The long-debated bid to usher in a failure-to-prevent approach to fraud has wide implications for...
24th March 2023
Whatever happened to the Combatting Corporate Crime Bill? A recent OECD Report shows the Australian...
22nd September 2022
The Government has laid the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (ECCT Bill) in Parliament...