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Fraud and Financial Crime

Our specialist team is experienced in both civil and criminal fraud. The two areas frequently intersect and, given our expertise in both, we are able to provide insightful and comprehensive advice to our clients.

Fraud and financial crime cases are on the rise. It is often complex and cross-jurisdictional. Our team has built a global network of legal professionals through strong links with international associations and we can ensure that our clients are properly advised throughout the process. We regularly advise on the consequences of fraud from a criminal, civil and regulatory perspective.

We are experienced in representing individuals and corporates investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, the Police, Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Custom and the Department of Business Innovation and Skills. Our cases commonly involve joint investigations with overseas authorities such as the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the European Commission.

We also advise on fraud prevention and compliance. We conduct internal investigations involving early identification, fact finding and advice on self-reporting.

Our services include:

Notable work includes:

  • Representing a defendant charged by the SFO concerning alleged manipulation of the Euribor
  • Representing a company director as part of a large-scale international investigation by the SFO into investment fraud
  • Advising companies in the financial sector on corporate governance procedures including anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption
  • Representing two directors involved in the SFO's investigation into accounting practices at Tesco.