White collar investigations

Allegations of fraudulent and illegal activities can cause serious damage to your business and reputation.

If you are an individual facing disciplinary or enforcement action, or you run a business that has uncovered potentially inappropriate activity, our wealth of experience in relation to white collar investigations enables us to provide effective support, with global reach.

We advise executives, senior individuals and corporations caught up in investigations and proceedings carried out by a wide range of authorities in relation to bribery, corruption, fraud, insider trading, market manipulation and forgery. We can help you handle any investigation or proceeding, and devise the best strategy to mitigate the wider impact on you, your business and your reputation. We also have extensive industry knowledge and experience in dealing with casino and gaming related fraud.

Experts on hand to advise on local and global issues

The UK has one of the strictest criminal enforcement regimes in the world. We frequently engage with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), National Crime Agency (NCA) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in their investigations. We also have significant experience in representing directors in disqualification proceedings brought under the Company Directors Disqualification Act. We also act in proceedings and requests for assistance by overseas regulators and enforcement agencies.

In the US, Martin Auerbach leads our white collar and investigations team. He has successfully counselled and defended prominent individuals, industry leaders and leading companies in many of the highest profile white collar and regulatory matters and parallel civil litigation over the past three decades, ranging from the Milken insider trading prosecution to cases arising from the Mueller investigation.

Our experts in Asia are also frequently called on to deal with white collar investigations, internal corporate investigations and a broad range of regulatory issues in Singapore and Hong Kong. The team in Asia is led by Shashi Nathan and Tania Chin, and deal regularly with a wide spectrum of white collar crime activities, both in an advisory capacity as well as in articulating defences in the courts. The team is also actively engaged in conducting internal audits and investigations for individuals and corporations in this region.

As a senior executive and business leader, your conduct is potentially subject to scrutiny by politicians, regulators and enforcement agencies as well as the courts. If you are concerned about an issue or if you are connected in an investigation or inquiry in any way, seek expert advice as soon as possible to mitigate the potential impact on you and your business.

All businesses need to comply with the money laundering regimes in every jurisdiction in which they operate

We frequently act in money laundering cases which carry very serious criminal penalties, whether they involve negligence or deliberate misdemeanors. All businesses need to comply with the money laundering regimes in every jurisdiction in which they operate. We can help, undertaking compliance checks to make sure you are fulfilling your duties, and that you have adequate internal controls, due diligence, staff training and record-keeping. We can also represent you in the event of an investigation or prosecution.

Where there are allegations of fraud, we assist with crisis management, defending individuals or corporate entities against the allegations, and advising on the impact of restraint and confiscation of assets. We also represent whistleblowers, as well as helping the victims of fraud to find, preserve and recover stolen money or assets.

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Track record

A prominent Russian businessman

Successful representation of a prominent Russian businessman and officials in highly complex and interrelated committal, bankruptcy and Commercial Court proceedings.

Chief financial officer of software firm

We represented the chief financial officer of a software company in connection with an SEC investigation. The commission was alleging that there had been accounting improprieties on our client’s watch, but we were able to obtain a favorable resolution of all charges.

Acting for prominent individuals and corporations

Acting for prominent individuals and corporations investigated and charged for offences of corruption by the Corrupt Practices and Investigation Bureau in Singapore.

Acting for individuals and corporations

Acting for individuals and corporations investigated and charged for offences by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Commercial Affairs Department.

Acting for individuals investigated and charged for false declarations under the Residential Property Act.

Acting for individuals investigated and charged for false declarations under the Residential Property Act.

Acting for interested parties in fraudulent probate matters.

Acting for interested parties in fraudulent probate matters.

Advising and acting for individuals and corporations investigated on matters relating to tax evasion by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

Advising and acting for individuals and corporations investigated on matters relating to tax evasion by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

Acting for prominent individuals investigated and charged for offences relating to the casino and gaming legislation.

Acting for prominent individuals investigated and charged for offences relating to the casino and gaming legislation.

A prominent Russian businessman – Successful representation of a prominent Russian businessman and officials in highly complex and interrelated committal, bankruptcy and Commercial Court proceedings.

A prominent Russian businessman – Successful representation of a prominent Russian businessman and officials in highly complex and interrelated committal, bankruptcy and Commercial Court proceedings.

Chief financial officer of software firm

Chief financial officer of software firm – We represented the chief financial officer of a software company in connection with a SEC investigation. The commission was alleging that there had been accounting improprieties on our client's watch, but we were able to obtain a favourable resolution of all charges.

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