We understand that bribery and corruption, financial crime and fraud can affect any type of organisation, large or small, in the public and private sector.
The UK has some of the toughest anti-bribery and corruption laws in the world in the form of the Bribery Act 2010. Our experts help clients develop and implement anti-bribery and corruption policies to comply with their obligations and minimise risk.
In the event of an investigation or prosecution, we're able to mitigate the risks of reputational damage and large fines and penalties. Our support extends internationally, as UK legislation has a global reach and can impact on overseas transactions.
We advise on financial crime in the context of regulatory offences. Regulators often take the view that individuals and companies that commit regulatory offences (eg environmental, health and safety etc) have profited from their actions. They then seek to recover funds and restrain assets under the Proceeds of Crime legislation.
The team also advises on the practicalities of restraint orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act and has substantial experience of successfully liaising with regulators to release funds.
Clients also look to us to provide support when dealing internally with incidents of fraud within their organisation. We help them minimise the regulatory risks and protect their commercial interests. Our specialist team frequently advises clients on how to respond when their organisation is the victim of fraud, including advising on criminal reporting and recovering civil damages.
Our experts advise a wide range of clients from individuals to leading plcs across a wide range of sectors including financial services, construction, retail, technology and energy.