Our White Collar Crime & Investigations Group offers a comprehensive but deliberately streamlined approach for clients. The benefit: all aspects of a case – civil, regulatory and criminal – are handled and resolved by a single team. In high pressure situations, whether you are the accused or the victim, a single point of contact and action is an instant and re-assuring counterweight.
We quickly make your problem our own. We are adept at bringing matters to a swift conclusion often without ever having to go to court. If a trial is unavoidable, our style is direct and robust. We believe in fiercely defending our clients' interests.
We act for clients facing investigation by regulators and law enforcement agencies in the UK, Europe and US and have considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption investigations, frequently working with overseas advisors.
Corporate entities and individuals need to be aware of the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Its various provisions include the new civil sanction of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), wider powers for the police to seize cash and other property alleged to be the proceeds of crime, and the broadening of the UK's anti-money laundering regime.
We advise corporate clients in relation to criminal investigations into corporate wrongdoing including: Corporate Manslaughter, Failure to Prevent Bribery and the offence of Corporate Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion. Our extensive involvement in SFO cases means we are well-placed to advise on internal investigations, corporate self-reports and DPAs. Our work also covers advice and representation in the course of inquiries which are very often run in parallel to criminal investigations and, in some cases, inquests.