Practice

Investigations

Regulatory investigations; allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption; sanctions and money laundering; whistle-blower complaints; dawn raids — multinationals and their executives face these and other threats to their businesses and reputations.

Representative experience

Acting on behalf of BTA Bank, Kazakhstan's largest bank, in asset recovery litigation concerning US$6bn, the largest such case in the UK in 2013.

Advising a Fortune 200 company regarding an investigation by the DOJ and SEC into allegations that it paid bribes to secure a contract in China and similar allegations elsewhere.

Defending a pharma company on a substantial U.S. federal criminal investigation in connection with the promotion, marketing, and sale of one of its drugs.

Undertaking an internal investigation of Eletrobras, the largest electric company in Brazil, of allegations related to the Petrobras “Lava Jato” scandal.

Acting for Air Canada in the European Commission's air cargo cartel investigation and related private U.S. and UK litigation.

Investigating management responsibility for the delays to the A380, Airbus’ flagship twin-deck airliner.

We represented a private European bank regarding a Financial Services Authority (FSA) investigation into the adequacy of its anti-corruption control.

We advised a client in connection with an investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into suspected overseas corruption.

We advised a multinational financial institution regarding a City of London Police investigation into alleged foreign corrupt business practices.

We advised a European paper mill producer regarding strategy and legal action in an internal fraud investigation in China.

We successfully represented one of the world's largest, most recognizable companies when they were barred from contracting with the U.S. government.

We conducted internal reviews of payments for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company

Our team advised one of the world's largest insurers in connection with an inquiry by the U.S. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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With Cochise Decision, Supreme Court Expands Limitations Period in Declined Qui Tam Cases Client Alert

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Mining for misconduct: Regulatory change and safeguarding against corruption in the mining industry Investigations, White Collar, and Fraud Alert

Australia's ties with Asia cannot be overstated and when it comes to mining, this is especially the case - an estimated 80 percent of Australia's mining exports go to Asia. Hundreds of...

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DOJ issues new guidance regarding cooperation in False Claims Act investigations

Continuing its recent trend of revising and issuing new white collar enforcement guidance, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday announced a new policy[1] governing when...

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The Southern District of New York expresses concern with government’s “outsourcing” of corporate internal investigations

In a recent decision that could have critical implications for corporate internal investigations conducted pursuant to a government agency’s request, the Southern District of New York ...

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Hong Kong Competition Commission expands leniency program

On 29 April 2019, the Hong Kong Competition Commission published its new "cooperation policy." In essence, the cooperation policy expands the authority's leniency program. The expansion...

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Updated DOJ guidance underscores importance of implementing a truly effective corporate compliance program

New guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is the latest confirmation of the importance of implementing a robust compliance program that is not simply well-designed, but...

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