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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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Cross-Border White Collar Crime and Investigations Review 2022

A summary of the key legislative and enforcement developments in cross-border white collar crime.

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Investigations Insight

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

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News and insights

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Blog Post: 05 December 2023

UK Criminal Justice Bill proposes further reforms to the identification doctrine

The UK government is already proposing further expansion to the basis on which companies can be fixed with criminal liability.

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Blog Post: 26 October 2023

Reform of the UK identification doctrine - significant expansion of corporate criminal liability for economic crimes

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…

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Blog Post: 26 October 2023

Extended pre-investigative powers for the UK Serious Fraud Office coming soon

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…

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Blog Post: 11 October 2023

Overcoming eDiscovery-related chat data challenges Part 3: during an investigation

This post provides tips from our eDiscovery experts on the identification and preservation of chat data during an investigation

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