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Regulatory Investigations and White Collar Defence

In recent years, government regulators and criminal prosecutors around the world have continued to increase attention to the activities of banks and corporations, wherever located, along with their senior officers, directors, and outside advisors.

Successfully managing the risks arising from this increased focus requires a deep understanding of both the technical legal requirements of multiple jurisdictions and the practical concerns and investigative methods used by government regulators and criminal prosecutors. Most importantly, early identification of potential criminal and civil liability risks will provide the best opportunity for effectively crafting a response that protects the long-term interests of the client in all relevant jurisdictions.

Even the decision to conduct an internal investigation into possible employee wrongdoing can later present difficult issues if the investigation is not tailored to the risks, jurisdictions, and regulators involved in the matter. Our global team of lawyers responsible for representing clients in regulatory and white collar criminal investigations bring a powerful combination of breadth of experience and local expertise to the task of helping clients solve potential problems that arise in the context of cross-border and domestic regulatory and criminal investigations.

Our practice includes both conducting internal investigations on behalf of clients and defending clients subject to government investigations. We cover a number of areas of speciality, notably the following:

News & insights

Publications: 23 MARCH 2020

OJK clarifies guidelines for share buybacks by publicly listed companies amid volatile Covid-19 coronavirus market conditions

Like in many other jurisdictions, panic selling amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has caused significant price fluctuations for securities listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX).

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Publications: 18 MARCH 2020

Privilege in regulatory investigation context: Sports Direct v Financial Reporting Council

Sports Direct has successfully appealed a problematic first instance decision that allowed the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) access to privileged communications.  The judgment provides welcome…

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Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 24 FEBRUARY 2020

Solving the Crypto-Crossword

UK Developments in the Legal and Regulatory Treatment of Cryptoassets

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Publications: 14 NOVEMBER 2019

Employee interviews in internal investigations

Recent developments in the U.S., UK and Germany have cast a spotlight on the interplay between corporate internal investigation interviews and investigations by, and cooperation with, the authorities.…

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