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Corporate crime is not limited to a particular industry or region.

It does not respect borders or jurisdictions. It can arise in any organisation, at any time, given the right environment. Whether your company or business is a victim or accused of committing a crime, the consequences and associated reputational damage can be catastrophic.

At a time when regulators are collaborating and increasing their scrutiny internationally, across jurisdictions, the stakes are high - with criminal prosecution of organisations and individuals possible.

Our corporate crime lawyers work with clients to manage the risks of corruption and other corporate crimes, wherever they are doing business, whatever size of the business, in all sectors.

We can respond at once in a crisis, to any allegations or suspicion of wrongdoing or criminality, providing advice and an informed response quickly and efficiently.

Our corporate crime lawyers have the specialist knowledge to give expert advice on:

  • bribery and corruption
  • fraud and financial crime
  • anti-money laundering
  • proceeds of crime
  • trade restrictions (including international sanctions).

Criminal offences are not limited to deliberately wrongful acts - a failure to prevent a bribe or corrupt payment can be enough. Enforcement of the UK Bribery Act and other legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is aggressive worldwide. Anti-money laundering legislation can apply to businesses inside and outside of the financial sector, and different jurisdictions have different reporting requirements.

Responding to fraud and financial crime requires strategic thinking. We help clients navigate compliance legislation to prevent, detect and respond to corrupt or fraudulent activity.

We can help you with all aspects of corporate criminal law:

  • Developing policies and procedures (for anti-bribery and corruption; anti-money laundering; export control and sanctions)
  • Reviewing management systems and controls
  • Providing bespoke training to senior managers and key stakeholders to ensure they understand the responsibilities on the business and individuals in relation to corporate criminal law and specific legislation
  • Help to carry out comprehensive internal investigations or assist with and provide advice in relation to external investigations
  • Assess any potential for criminal liability
  • Advise on any disclosure or self-reporting requirements and how that should be done
  • Represent clients in negotiations with prosecutors and regulators, offering practical advice at each stage to afford clients maximum protection for their businesses and staff
  • Advise on settlements with prosecutors and regulators
  • Represent clients where the matter proceeds to contentious enforcement such as prosecution
  • Help manage compliance and modifying internal procedures to ensure compliance and to prevent breaches and criminal offences from recurring
  • Advise on anti-bribery and corruption; anti-money laundering and risks of fraud and other financial crime in a transactional context including due diligence and commercial contracts
  • Advise on anti-bribery and corruption; anti-money laundering and risks of fraud and other financial crime in a transactional context including due diligence and commercial contracts

We like to work collaboratively with clients, mitigating reputational and commercial damage, allowing you to continue to grow your business through regulatory compliance.