Intelligent and incisive, minimising disruption in high-stakes situations.
Our investigations lawyers help both companies and individuals following the discovery of issues that might have criminal, regulatory or civil repercussions. This can involve suspicion of bribery, fraud, cartel activity, sanctions and/or money laundering breaches or market manipulation. We specialise in high profile, complex situations where reputations and livelihoods are often on the line. We regularly obtain the most powerful injunctive relief from the court in support of claims, including search orders and freezing orders.
We move quickly and focus on solving the problems that disrupt everyday working life. Our approach to investigations is technology enabled and includes specialist AI tools and market leading analytics through our in-house eDiscovery function, MDR Discover. Our standalone cyber security business MDR Cyber is involved alongside the lawyers from day one, meaning that no time is lost and vital evidence can be secured before wrong-doers can cover their tracks.
We have the agility and expertise of a highly regarded boutique investigatory team, but are able to call on the muscle of a major law firm.
Our trusted working relationships with regulators and prosecuting bodies allow us to gauge when and if a report to the relevant authorities is required. If it is, these regulators know us and trust our judgement to conduct matters in a robust but reasonable manner. Where this might lead to an external investigation, we will work with clients to reach the right resolution.
We are located in London, and have conducted investigations around the world for some of the world's largest companies. For multi-jurisdictional investigations, the International Fraud Group, comprising firms across 55 jurisdictions, is able to offer investigatory services with a unified global approach. We have long experience of working side by side with the biggest specialist investigators in the market and are frequently their firm of choice for the most complex cases.