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Corporate and white-collar crime

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We provide in-depth legal advice on the full range of criminal issues affecting international businesses and senior executives.

“Their global resources are extremely useful.” Chambers UK, 2016

Our lawyers routinely advise corporates, institutions and individual executives facing investigation and prosecution as well as related regulatory and litigation proceedings. We have particular capabilities handling bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud, tax, insider dealing, market abuse, sanctions, extradition and corporate manslaughter.

Our team has considerable experience of dealing with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the London Stock Exchange, the Competition and Markets Authority, the National Crime Agency and the Information Commissioner’s Office as well as their overseas counterparts, including key US government agencies and regulators in Asia.

As part of a global regulation and investigations group, we operate in key financial and business centres across the world. We are as comfortable in regions with fast-changing regulatory and enforcement regimes (such as Asia, Africa and Latin America) as we are in regions with established regulatory and enforcement frameworks (such as North America, Europe and Australia).

Our recent work

  • Successfully defending, through to trial, a criminal prosecution brought by the SFO against Victor Dahdaleh.
  • Advising a FTSE 100 corporate and its executives in connection with an ongoing SFO investigation.
  • Advising employees of a financial institution on investigations and proceedings regarding LIBOR and FOREX.
  • Representing a multinational manufacturing company during corporate manslaughter investigations, coroner’s jury inquests and criminal prosecutions.
  • Acting in an attempted extradition of an individual from the United Kingdom to Ukraine in connection with the alleged BTA Bank fraud in Eastern Europe.

Awards and accolades

  • Tier 1 for Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption), Legal 500 2014
  • Band 2 for Financial crime: corporates, Chambers and Partners UK 2015