Compliance incidents and allegations of criminal conduct can have a significant impact on a business. In that moment you need the very best advice from experts dedicated to protecting and defending your interests.
The risks are particularly increased today when responsible companies can be criminally liable as a result of the actions of business partners and their supply chain.
We conduct internal investigations for clients who suspect that something has gone wrong within their business. We advise and support clients facing investigation by the police and specialist regulators. Where the issue is based in Scotland, we have developed relationships of trust with regulators and prosecutors over two decades.
We understand how to best represent our clients' interests in the courtroom but we also recognise the disruption that court proceedings can cause for an organisation.
Our experience of helping clients to recover from incidents means that we understand the importance of delivering solutions that prevent compliance events arising in the first instance. We do that by providing practical advice on the steps which will reduce risk, such as cultural changes, due diligence measures, and improved policies and procedures.
We advise clients from outside the UK on how to comply with regulatory regimes in the UK. We regularly work as part of a team across multiple jurisdictions to provide clients with the full range of support and expertise they need.
When we advise clients who are responding to an incident and facing investigation or prosecution our focus is to protect the hard won reputations that are built over the life of a business.
We advise companies, financial institutions and senior individuals in the areas of anti-money laundering, bribery and corruption, fraud, environmental crime, financial crime, international sanctions, proceeds of crime and tax and VAT fraud.
We are part of a wider financial services group that brings together specialist lawyers from across the firm with expertise and experience in all areas of the financial services sector, including: Banking, Funds & Investment Management, Commercial Services, Retail Banking & Regulated Finance, Corporate Crime and Investigations, Regulatory, and Financial Services Litigation.
We know how to work as part of a wider client team. We work with clients' in-house experts and external multi-disciplinary teams on a daily basis and our lawyers are able to draw on their own significant experience from working in-house.
Corporate Crime & Investigations key highlights
- Ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 for our corporate crime work.
- Ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for our Financial Crime work.
- Delivered a global anti-bribery and corruption compliance solution to a pharmaceuticals client across more than 30 countries.
- Advised international energy sector client in connection with sanctions compliance.
- Developed dawn raid compliance programme for renowned clothing manufacturer.
- Conducted bribery and corruption investigation for UK financial institution.
Brodies’ team have a deep understanding of their sector / areas of competence. Brodies fully appreciate the impact these issues can have on a business and individuals. They understand the end game and ensure all activity is closely aligned to contributing toward a positive resultLegal 500 UK 2024
Brodies take pride in their high-level service and attention to detail, and they are focused and quick with their actions.Chambers UK 2024
Brodies adopted a proactive approach which enabled us to both achieve our desired outcomes and provide assurance to internal stakeholders that the matter was being handled in a calm and professional manner.Chambers UK 2024
Without a doubt they are incredibly impressive. They handled highly complicated subject matter professionally and perfectlyChambers UK 2024
Brodies is a team we would trust to handle complex financial crime matters where the jurisdiction of Scotland is engaged. We know they will deal with matters efficiently and well, and that we will have a good working relationship with their team.Legal 500 UK 2023