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.
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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