BUSINESS CRIME

Our partners have significant experience assisting clients involved in Serious Fraud Office investigations and prosecutions, including Rolls Royce, Tesco, Serco, Greenergy, GlaxoSmithKlein and Bluu Group, as witnesses, suspects or defendants. We are involved in many ongoing Serious Fraud Office cases including Glencore, Unaoil, Petrofac, ENRC and Bailli Group.  On a number of occasions, we have succeeded in ensuring that our clients, who were treated as suspects, were not charged. We also advise clients considering whether to make a report to the Serious Fraud Office.

 

We have acted in large-scale Financial Conduct Authority investigations and prosecutions including acting for the former head of compliance at a global investment bank in a money laundering investigation and proceedings for mutual legal assistance and extradition arising out of the collapse of an AIM listed company. One of our partners spent six months working within the Financial Conduct Authority’s Enforcement Market and Oversight Division.

 

Additionally, we have defended large and complex fraud cases including the prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office of five executives of a FTSE 100 company for fraudulent trading. After a lengthy eleven-month trial, a jury acquitted our clients after less than two days of deliberation.