Anti-Bribery & Corruption
Our Regulatory team has extensive experience of anti-bribery and corruption cases and regularly advises businesses and individual office holders in any investigation which might lead to a criminal prosecution.
Our ability to manage investigations, handle cautioned interviews and defend prosecutions enables us to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
Whether you’re the victim of organised criminals or on the receiving end of an investigation into your own activities, fraud and cyber-crime can paralyse a business. It’s therefore vital to protect your business with proactive procedures to prevent fraud, and to ensure that your anti-bribery and corruption measures are robust.
We specialise in providing a proactive defence strategy – whatever the allegation and whichever regulator is involved. Our team focuses on providing rapid response, practical support and guidance in the event of any investigation. Early intervention and advice can stop an investigation in its tracks or massively reduce its impact and cost. However, such early intervention isn’t always possible and we’re also able to provide representation of the highest calibre in interviews under caution for businesses and individual senior office holders and in prosecutions from any regulator.
Our recent work has included advising on responses to targeted scams using hacked email accounts to divert funds to organised criminals, and acting for a business and two directors accused of bribing public officials in the performance of their duties. We have also advised a £multi-million supplier to the public sector concerning allegations of bribery and completion in the operation of public sector contracts. This included making a self-report to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), managing the SFO investigation and interviews under caution, and ultimately securing agreement not to prosecute our client.