Fraud and Financial Crime

Fraud & Financial Crime

Under the leadership of Andrew Oldland QC, we are uniquely positioned to provide our clients clear insight into the functioning of regulators, prosecutors and investigators.  We offer the highest quality advice from the outset of an investigation, and offer continuity of representation throughout the legal process.

Experience has shown that the steps corporates and senior executives take immediately following an incident or becoming aware of a situation which may attract criminal liability are crucial in determining the outcome of any investigation.  

We offer the highest quality advice for internal and external corruption and money laundering investigations, as well as on implementing effective compliance programmes.

Recent experience

Financial crime investigations

Advising a number of companies on:

  • corruption investigations within and outside the UK
  • bribery allegations raised during employment disputes
  • money laundering offences
  • self-reporting to the SFO and seeking consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Advising fund managers in respect of potential charges under the Companies Act 2006.

Advising companies on compliance with the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in respect of international dealings.

Fraud prevention

Reviewing and re-drafting a company's ABC policies and procedures so that these meet the requirements of the law, in particular the 'adequate procedures' defence under the Bribery Act.  

Confiscation

Advising a third party affected by criminal restraint proceedings by virtue of an interest in the frozen assets.