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Bribery and Corruption Investigations

Allen & Overy boasts substantial international experience of handling complex bribery and corruption investigations. 

With international regulators increasingly pursuing enforcement of bribery and corruption laws, notably the UK Bribery Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and growing cooperation between agencies, clients require counsel with a proven track record of handling such scenarios. Our market leading teams across Asia, Europe and North America combine local expertise with a proven track record of handling cross-border investigations, advising on divergent regulatory regimes, and local approaches to privacy, data protection, employee protection and privilege.

A&O advises on the most significant and high-profile bribery and corruption investigations for multinational companies, handling crisis management, conducting both internal and governmental investigations, liaising and negotiating with authorities and defending enforcement actions.

We help clients to pre-emptively assess and address bribery and corruption exposure and risk, conducting due diligence and advising on strategies to deal with foreign agents or intermediaries and M&A/joint venture targets. 

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Blog Post: 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

Common mistakes in eDiscovery and how to avoid them

eDiscovery mistakes made during an investigation can add unnecessary delay, cost and, at worst, impact the quality and nature of evidence available.  With the right knowledge and planning, these…

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Blog Post: 02 SEPTEMBER 2021

Testing ABAC compliance programmes: lessons from recent enforcement actions

Recent Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) show the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) scrutinising companies’ compliance programmes. All of the companies which entered into DPAs relating to bribery had…

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Blog Post: 05 JULY 2021

The new PRC data security law's blocking statute and its potential impact on cross-border disputes and enforcement actions

A new data security law in China, effective 1 September, poses a potential challenge to how multinational companies handle the cross-border transfer of data requested by foreign justice or law…

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Advocate General Opinion on the Sisal – Magellan Robotech Case

Publications: 05 JULY 2021

More clarity – and more questions – on Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Reforms

Key amendments to Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) laws have now come into effect, alongside new rules providing clarity on those amendments and an inquiry…

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