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Internal Investigations

Our team, headed by Ian Ryan, has a wealth of experience in conducting internal investigations.

Utilising the experience of our highly skilled and experienced lawyers, we conduct high-quality investigations with integrity and professionalism. Our team includes experts in the field of criminal, civil, regulatory and employment law.

Recent cases have shown that the way a company deals with any internal wrongdoing can have huge implications, including criminal sanctions and large fines for the company itself. This can have a seriously detrimental effect on a company’s reputation with their clients, the public, the government and regulators.

We have experience of conducting witness interviews and detailed analysis of documentation to enable us to conduct effective investigations. We provide clear and coherent advice throughout the investigation process and provide expert advice on the steps that need to be taken should any findings of wrongdoing be discovered. Our team has extensive experience in liaising with investigating authorities and advising on self-reporting. Our investigatory work is highly respected and we call upon our vast experience to help to obtain the fairest outcome for our clients.

Our team consists of lawyers with experience in conducting investigations on behalf of companies, regulators, hedge funds and government agencies. We can advise on cross-border and domestic criminal and regulatory investigations concerning issues including breach of trust, bribery and corruption, fraud, cartels, money laundering, tax evasion and misconduct.

We have also represented individuals investigated during the course of an internal investigation including many high profile investigations.

Notable investigatory work includes:

  • Instructed to conduct an internal investigation on behalf of a major multi-national company resulting in a self-report to the regulator and subsequent successful application for immunity on behalf of the corporate and all former employees
  • Conducted an internal investigation into the alleged fraudulent obtaining of an EU grant of €3m by a research company
  • Instructed as part of an internal investigation into a hedge fund following allegations of mismanagement of client funds
  • Represented a number of individuals interviewed by external and in-house Counsel during the course of an internal investigation.