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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Cross-Border White Collar Crime and Investigations Review 2022
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Blog Post: 15 March 2023
What the new U.S. DOJ policy on voluntary self-disclosure means for businesses
New and revised policies to encourage voluntary self-disclosure by companies have been issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The policies standardize the incentives across all U.S.…
Blog Post: 14 March 2023
FCA and PRA enforcement trends: financial crime
Financial crime clearly remains a priority for the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and frequently makes the national headlines. Although the number of open enforcement investigations into…
Blog Post: 13 March 2023
Six indicia of a strong corporate whistleblower program: new Australian guidance
A new report from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) should prompt companies to consider whether any changes need to be made to align their whistleblower program with ASIC’s…
Blog Post: 08 March 2023
New U.S. DOJ guidance on executive compensation, personal devices and ephemeral messaging
Executive compensation and the use of personal devices and ephemeral messaging are the key focus areas of new U.S. Department of Justice policies and guidance. We consider the changes and how…
Allen & Overy has a team of highly experienced investigations lawyers around the world, including some of the most highly regarded defence practitioners in their respective countries. The firm's experience and reputation has earned it leading roles on numerous high-profile cross-border investigations.
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They have good working relationships with the regulators, a deep knowledge of US criminal law and they are able to offer a global reach working with their partners in other regions.
Chambers New York 2018, White Collar Crime and Government Investigations