Our business crime lawyers represent companies and senior executives who are facing investigation or prosecution for financial crimes. The team comprises highly experienced professionals with significant expertise in advising both corporate and individual clients across a range of key areas, including:

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Cartel and competition offences
  • Cyber crime
  • Extradition
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Sanctions offences
  • Tax and revenue offences

We work with colleagues across each of our core sectors, giving us a detailed understanding of the unique challenges faced by our clients. We can respond to all stages of an investigation, including dawn raids and arrests, negotiating successful outcomes with prosecuting authorities, and, if necessary, vigorously defending clients at trial. Combining with other lawyers across our regulatory group, we can rapidly deploy partner-led teams from a number of UK and European offices.

We are routinely instructed in complex and high profile matters brought by the principal UK and international enforcement agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue & Customs, Police, Competition and Markets Authority and the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Osborne Clarke business crime lawyers do not simply react to investigations. They also have substantial experience in assisting organisations design and implement business crime compliance policies and training, to help ensure that they conduct their business safely.

Finally, as fraudsters become ever more sophisticated in targeting the world of business, we assist clients who may have been the victims of financial crime or cyber crime, so that any risks they face are minimised. This includes where necessary liaising with the police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure any threats are closed down as quickly as is possible.

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