The drivers behind enforcement actions are multiplying, too. Our multidisciplinary global investigations practice can help address these challenges wherever in the world they arise. Clients have come to us on over 800 investigations mandates – many of which are multi-jurisdictional. Our team, which includes a number of former regulators and prosecutors, has successfully represented some of the largest banks, corporate and institutions on the highest-profile matters. Many investigations we handle involve alleged securities fraud, benchmark interest-rate manipulation, bribery, money-laundering, breaches of environment law and anti-competitive behavior. When a client is visited by the regulators or needs to investigate a part of its own business, we provide, from a single point of contact, a team that tackles all the complex issues that arise.
Clients come to our international competition and antitrust practice for advice on the full range of competition investigations and related litigation, including cartels, dominance/market conduct, market/sector investigations etc.
Data protection and privacy
Managing and protecting data is becoming increasingly important for business, particularly as regulators and consumers become more vigilant about how that data is processed.
Financial services investigations
With an ever-increasing focus on financial institutions by regulators across the world, our team is regularly called on to advise the leading banks, insurers and asset mangers on the most complex and significant investigations.
Our sanctions team offers clients an international perspective on the legal impact and practical consequences of these sanctions on their operations around the world.
Tax investigations and disputes
Tax evasion is a criminal offence in most jurisdictions. It may also be a money laundering offence, triggering reporting rules for financial institutions and some professionals.
Our international team represents multinational companies and financial institutions during multijurisdictional investigations relating to allegations of price fixing, securities and commodities fraud