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.
Cross-Border White Collar Crime and Investigations Review 2022
News and insights
Blog Post: 05 December 2023
The UK government is already proposing further expansion to the basis on which companies can be fixed with criminal liability.
Blog Post: 26 October 2023
The ‘identification doctrine’ will be reformed for economic crimes as part of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023. This is the English law rule on how criminal liability is…
Blog Post: 26 October 2023
The UK Government is expanding the scope of the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) power to compel individuals and companies to provide information before a formal SFO investigation is commenced. Currently…
Blog Post: 11 October 2023
This post provides tips from our eDiscovery experts on the identification and preservation of chat data during an investigation
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.
Global Investigations Review
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