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White-collar criminal proceedings often center on companies. Criminal investigations against employees may have serious implications for companies; their premises and IT systems can be searched, their business documents and data seized. Criminal justice institutions may confiscate a company's profits or impose substantial fines.

In white-collar criminal proceedings it is paramount that companies have an effective defence in place from the very beginning. In the event of a search and seizure, we can support you on-site. We can assist you in conducting an internal investigation to clarify the underlying facts. We can represent your company's interests and communicate with the law enforcement authorities. We seek to ensure that criminal proceedings are concluded in a swift, discreet and fair manner. We can represent you in defending and enforcing civil claims against third parties and insurance companies. We can provide advice on employment-law issues and assist you in improving your compliance management system.

We can draw on a wealth of experience in defending companies in complex white-collar criminal proceedings. Our cross-sector expertise in particular covers criminal matters involving the fields of tax, capital markets and anti-corruption law, as well as fraud and breach of trust. We would be glad to assist in your company's defence.

News & insights

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Publications: 02 JULY 2021

Germany’s New Supply Chain Act – Part 4 of 4 – FAQs

This briefing is Part 4 of a series of briefings aiming at providing an overview of the key elements of the new German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.

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Publications: 22 JUNE 2021

Germany’s New Supply Chain Act – Part 2 of 4 – Compliance

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act imposes a mandatory obligation on certain companies operating in Germany to establish, implement and update due diligence procedures to assess compliance with…

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Publications: 11 JUNE 2021

Germany’s New Supply Chain Act – Part 1 of 4 – Introduction

On 11 June 2021, the German parliament approved the Federal Act on Entrepreneurial Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (“Gesetz über die unternehmerischen Sorgfaltspflichten zur Vermeidung von…

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Publications: 14 NOVEMBER 2019

Employee interviews in internal investigations

Recent developments in the U.S., UK and Germany have cast a spotlight on the interplay between corporate internal investigation interviews and investigations by, and cooperation with, the authorities.…

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Investigations Insight

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A&O's blog highlighting the current issues

Focusing on the latest trends, risks and developments in business crime and financial services investigations.