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Allegations of fraudulent and illegal activities can cause serious damage to you, your business and your reputation.If you are an individual or corporate facing investigation, regulatory or enforcement action, or your business has uncovered potentially inappropriate activity or you are responding to auditor-led inquiries into suspected financial misconduct, our wealth of experience in white collar defence and investigations enables us to provide effective support with a global reach.
Public and private solutions
We recognize that resolving matters privately and discreetly is often the best way to preserve your success and your reputation, working alongside our dedicated team of media and reputation lawyers to prevent or minimize the impact of public exposure. We also know, however, that sometimes a matter must be defended aggressively in or out of court. We have decades of experience as trial lawyers successfully representing clients before an array of courts and regulators around the world.
With seasoned practitioners across our offices in the UK, US, Italy, Singapore and Hong Kong, we have the ability to draw upon complementary skills to address complex matters on a global scale. Our team includes former government regulators and lawyers with decades of experience successfully defending against high-stakes, high-profile criminal and civil matters, as well as senior federal and state prosecutors.
Experience in all situations
Senior executives or business leaders often have their conduct subjected to scrutiny by politicians, regulators and enforcement agencies worldwide, as well as the courts. We can advise on investigations and proceedings carried out by a wide range of authorities including bribery, corruption, insider trading, tax evasion, market manipulation, extradition and sanctions, and advise whistleblowers on raising issues within corporations.
We frequently act in money laundering cases which carry very serious criminal penalties, whether they involve negligence or deliberate misdemeanours. 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, as well as helping the victims of fraud to find, preserve and recover stolen money or assets. We have significant experience in all areas of fraud, including securities, accounting, mail and wire, government contracting, casino and gaming. Our teams also have a long and successful history in criminal defence police investigations, as well as a specialist public inquiry unit.
If you are concerned about an issue, seeking advice as soon as possible can mitigate the potential impact on you and your business. Our highly skilled and experienced professionals are uniquely equipped to strategically manage your risk and defend your success.