In this increasingly regulated world, organisations are under pressure. Heightened levels of responsibility, accountability and scrutiny mean that best practice can no longer be a mere aspiration.
Organisations that get it wrong face significant costs, disruption to business and even the possibility of a criminal prosecution or other regulatory intervention and potential fines. This puts at risk your brand, your reputation, and your sales.
As acknowledged leaders in the field, we proactively assist companies looking to manage risk and, importantly, provide support when a breach does occur. We also provide crisis management assistance and emergency response support ‘including’ at dawn raids.
We were lead investigation counsel engaged by a European-headquartered multinational to conduct on-the-ground investigations in a number of jurisdictions relating to alleged corrupt payments. Allegations had been made against our client by a customer who was facing potential global investigations by the US authorities.
Our lawyers conducted detailed document review and interviewing work; advised on disciplinary actions against senior employees; and conducted follow up remediation work in relation to our client’s regional and global compliance programme.
The deep expertise of the team, our ability to work across jurisdictions and to be able to coordinate large and multidisciplinary teams defines our approach to sensitive investigations of this kind. We maintained a discreet, confidential and controlled investigation process with limited disruption, minimising many of the collateral effects that internal and regulatory investigations can have.
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