We have an outstanding track record of delivering favourable outcomes for our clients in exceptionally challenging situations.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in defending corporates and their principals under regulatory and criminal investigation in the UK by the Serious Fraud Office , Financial Conduct Authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs , City of London Police , National Crime Agency, Crown Prosecution Service and in the US by the Department of Justice (Southern District of New York ) and Securities and Exchange Commission.
The breadth of that experience extends to advice and investigation services pre-enforcement investigation to advice and representation post-charge.
Our experience has taught us that the right advice early on can make the difference between a problem discretely contained and managed and full exposure to an enforcement investigation with the significant costs and pressures that brings.
If a corporate internal investigation is necessary we can move quickly to agree objectives and outcomes, offer a refined remit and provide a cost-effective solution. This agile approach is informed by our substantial knowledge of the information gathering powers of UK and US enforcement agencies and what that means in practical terms for clients’ compliance with prospective requests.
We have in-depth knowledge of the approach of enforcement in the financial services sector. Our lawyers include a former FCA prosecutor who has advised on regulatory and criminal investigations into breaches of Money Laundering Regulations, FSMA, PRIN & COBs, Market Abuse, Misleading Investors, Misleading the Market and Insider Dealing.
We have represented numerous individuals subject to UWOs and POCA seizure. These quasi-criminal orders require an expertise in civil commercial litigation to complement a deep knowledge of UK criminal law enforcement which we are well placed to offer.
Our lawyers have substantial experience in contested criminal and regulatory proceedings and have appeared in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, High Court and Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
We can offer advice and representation in the following areas:
FCA Enforcement (regulatory & criminal investigations)
CMA Cartels and Price Fixing
SFO Investigations and Prosecutions
Corporate Internal investigations
Unexplained Wealth Orders
Bribery and Corruption
FCA (Senior Managers Certification Regime)
Sanctions and Export controls
HMRC Tax Investigations and Prosecutions
Professional Discipline and Regulatory
Business Crime and Fraud (inc. CPS, NCA & CoLP investigations)
Cash and Asset Seizure
Confiscation and Restraint
Our own internal high standards ensure you always receive the best possible advice and representation. We offer the quality, experience and the service of a modern city law firm at a more convenient location and for a competitive price.
We understand that the scrutiny of a criminal or regulatory enforcement investigation into a corporate and/or its principals inevitably creates financial, organisational and emotional pressures. Our team will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
We also pride ourselves on being accessible throughout this process. We use a wide array of communication methods, including WhatsApp or other similar application groups for quick response times that suit you. Contact one of our friendly team today to discuss your needs.