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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Publications: 21 OCTOBER 2020
In the latest installment of Billy Jacobson’s podcast series, Anti-corruption conversations, Billy and Bruce Yannett take an inside look at the landmark Siemens FCPA case.Read more
Publications: 19 AUGUST 2020
Billy Jacobson speaks with Hong Kong partner Eugene Chen and Sydney partner Jason Gray about how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted anti-bribery and corruption ( "ABC") compliance and enforcement…Read more
Publications: 06 AUGUST 2020
Billy Jacobson speaks with Luis Wielewicki, partner at Sampaio Ferraz Advogados, about Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato), the massive anti-corruption investigation that ultimately brought about a new…Read more
Publications: 03 AUGUST 2020
Earlier this month, the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption, the Agency) published its 2019 annual report, setting out its main actions over the course of last year as…Read more
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