Corruption, fraud and breach of trust offences committed within or by a company are clear legal violations.
At every stage of the fight against corruption, companies and responsible corporate bodies need structured and tailor-made legal advice. Advice has to take account of specific company structures, the industry concerned and the economic context, both in technical and strategic terms.
Allen & Overy's interdisciplinary Compliance group offers the legal expertise national and international companies need for structured risk management. This includes all measures aimed at preventing corruption, investigation and assessment of the facts as well as repressive measures.
When violations of law are suspected, the team supports internal investigations, advises on how to deal with antitrust and prosecution authorities, assesses the risks and gives recommendations for action. The team offers a portfolio of interdisciplinary advice covering employment law sanctions, enforcement of or defence against claims for damages and reorganisation of processes and structures in company areas affected by corruption.