Our Business Crime Group offers a comprehensive but streamlined approach combining all aspects of the case: civil, regulatory and criminal - within a single team. Our in-depth knowledge of the workings of regulators and investigators in the UK, Europe and US (SFO, FCA, HMRC, SEC, DOJ among others) allows us to offer advice to ensure our clients' affairs are compliant before any issue arises. We recognise that the best results can often be achieved without litigation. We can advise on the right negotiation approaches based on significant inside experience. Immunities, Deferred Prosecution Agreements and plea bargaining are some of the tools we deploy to achieve the best outcome for our clients. Our criminal defence lawyers act for both corporates and individuals.
We are increasingly seeing both the FCA and the SEC work together with regulators in other jurisdictions, and also with criminal law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally. We understand this world. Our aim is to deal with regulators in a way that keeps our clients out of Enforcement. Where clients are in Enforcement, we protect them and their reputations, tailoring our approach to suit their individual needs. We are able to defend both civil and criminal actions.