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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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Publications: 12 MAY 2021

The UK’s Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime 2021

On 26 April 2021, the UK Government announced a new sanctions regime specifically targeting corruption. Following the introduction of the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 (the…

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Publications: 30 APRIL 2021

BankID – a fix to the Czech KYC misery

Since 1 January 2017, when the Act No. 186/2016 Coll., on Gambling (the Gambling Act) entered into force, foreign online gambling operators have been at a disadvantage in the methods of identity…

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News: 18 MARCH 2021

Allen & Overy sanctions experts discuss implications of U.S. and Chinese sanctions on upcoming webinar

Amidst the backdrop of uncertain U.S.-China relations, we invite you to join our webinar titled "U.S. and Chinese sanctions: Risk management when navigating the duelling regimes", where you will hear…

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Publications: 20 JANUARY 2021

UK government publishes details of digital regulation to combat ‘Online Harms’

On 15 December 2020, the UK government published its long-awaited proposals “to make the UK a safer place to be online” through its final response to the Online Harms White Paper

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