Global companies are under scrutiny from a wider range of regulators than ever before and the drivers behind enforcement actions are multiplying. Our multidisciplinary global investigations practice can help address these challenges wherever in the world they arise.
Clients have come to us on more than 850 investigations mandates – many of which are multijurisdictional. Our team, which includes several former regulators and prosecutors, has successfully represented some of the largest corporations, banks and institutions on the highest-profile matters. Many investigations we handle involve alleged securities fraud, bribery, money-laundering, breaches of environment law and anti-competitive behaviour.
When a client is being investigated by regulators or needs to investigate a part of its own business, we provide, from a single point of contact, a team that tackles all the complex issues that arise. Whether it is pre-investment due diligence, employee disciplinary matters, dealing with the authorities or follow-on litigation, our team provides 360-degree coverage.
Representing Volkswagen on the criminal investigation into its diesel emissions case, the largest of its kind, and on its worldwide defense of emissions-related investigations and claims.
Advising a global energy company in a variety of international investigations relating to certain activities in countries outside the US, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
As global FCPA counsel, we regularly advise on enhancing elements of the client’s global corporate compliance programme and anti-corruption policies and processes.
Assisting a major UK corporate to negotiate the first coordinated settlement between them, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the World Bank.
Advising a global pharmaceutical company in securing a settlement with the SEC and declination from the DOJ, resolving a five-year FCPA investigation into the company’s relationships with healthcare professionals in China and globally.
Advising a China-headquartered corporation in assessing the company’s global compliance programme.
We were asked to determine whether the client’s compliance programme satisfied the World Bank’s Integrity Compliance Guidelines designed to prevent bribery and corruption, following a global investigation in which the World Bank determined that the company had engaged in corrupt practices in several countries in Africa.
Awards & Recognitions
Ranked Band 1 for Corporate Crime & Investigations (multijurisdictional) - Chambers and Partners
Ranked Band 1 Globally for Crisis Management – Chambers and Partners
Ranked in the Top 15 firms for Global Investigations – Global Investigations Review
Top-Tier Firm for Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense – Legal 500
"They are really a coherent, global enterprise and can navigate all the different jurisdictions well.”
"The team is outstanding. I have found the attorneys to be very responsive and pragmatic."
"The firm has provided extensive counsel on a number of compliance issues involving matters around the world."
"One of our go-to firms for any kind of regulatory investigation"