Allen & Overy has a proven track record of achieving favourable outcomes for our clients in fraud investigations, with extensive experience of liaising with regulators including the UK Serious Fraud Office, the U.S. Department of Justice and numerous national and local authorities.
We have been involved in some of the largest international fraud cases, including Maxwell, Madoff, Michael Brown, Solo Industries and KazakhGold.
Clients involved in fraud cases require counsel versed in diverse global markets because every jurisdiction treats privacy, data protection, employee protection and privilege issues differently.
Our global fraud investigations experience includes advising:
- A Dutch telecoms company in civil, criminal and employment proceedings against (former) employees in relation to fraud concerning company property. Our team worked in close cooperation with the Public Prosecutor and was able to trace the proceeds of the crimes and to enter into settlements with the persons responsible.
- A UK company on suspected employee fraud in its subsidiary in China, including overseeing and conducting an investigation into the fraud and advising on any relevant bribery and corruption concerns.
- The Belgian and Austrian subsidiaries of a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company on internal investigations and criminal complaints relating to an IT fraud set up by an in-house accountant. We advised our client on its internal investigation and filed criminal charges with the investigating magistrate on its behalf.
- An international bank in investigating, and managing the consequences of, an internal fraud on the bank and related regulatory investigation and litigation. We assisted the bank in the internal investigation and advised on communications with various regulators in multiple jurisdictions.
News & insights
Publications: 27 JULY 2021
This month marks five years since the Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014/EU) (EU MAR), which has recently been retained into UK law following the expiry of the Brexit transition period (UK MAR), came…Read more
Blog Post: 08 JULY 2021
The UK Government has asked the Law Commission to review the law on corporate criminal liability and propose options for reform. Supporters of reform will use recent failures of the UK Serious Fraud…Read more
Blog Post: 05 JULY 2021
A new data security law in China, effective 1 September, poses a potential challenge to how multinational companies handle the cross-border transfer of data requested by foreign justice or law…Read more
Blog Post: 13 MAY 2021
eDiscovery can substantially ease the process of disclosing documents to investigating authorities, particularly in multi-agency, and multi-issue investigations. This post considers how.Read more
Well equipped to run cases with a worldwide scope spanning a number of jurisdictions.
Chambers UK 2018, Fraud Civil