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.

Partner Paul Marshall discusses the steps you can take to protect your business from corporate crime and what business leaders can do to prevent compliance failures.

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: BankingFunds &  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. 

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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.

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