Assistance for conducting cross-border external investigations
Our external investigations team has extensive experience assisting companies and financial institutions to conduct cross-border investigations. We have significant experience of acting for companies and individuals under investigation by the SFO, FCA, PRA, HMRC, CMA, DIFC, ASIC, APRA and ACCC. Our team also works on the due diligence side, often in conjunction with investigators, to understand the particular risk profile of individuals or companies.
Successfully managing the risks arising from increased regulatory scrutiny requires a deep understanding of the technical legal requirements of multiple jurisdictions, as well as the investigative methods used by government regulators. Our global team, across over 50 offices worldwide, is able to assist clients navigate the risks and complexities arising from investigations.
We have a strong track record advising on corporate crimes on matters pertaining to money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, bribery and corruption, market abuse/collusion, fraud and sanctions. Our combination of sector expertise, our global offering and insight into the thinking of regulators and law enforcement agencies enables us to anticipate potential issues so that we can guide our clients swiftly through them and with minimal impact to their operations.
There are increasing numbers of raids being conducted and companies need to ensure that their response is rapid and co-ordinated.
In the event of a dawn raid, companies need immediate legal assistance. Our regulatory & investigations team has extensive experience of assisting clients with dawn raids, ensuring a unified and efficient response to regulators across multiple jurisdictions and protecting our clients’ rights in any subsequent investigation.