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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: 21 OCTOBER 2020

Podcast: The landmark Siemens FCPA case – an inside look

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.

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Publications: 19 AUGUST 2020

Podcast: How Covid-19 has impacted anti-bribery and corruption compliance and enforcement in Asia and Australia

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…

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Publications: 06 AUGUST 2020

Podcast: Brazil’s anti-corruption revolution – an analysis

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…

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The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 report: key takeaways

Publications: 03 AUGUST 2020

The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 report: key takeaways

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…

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