Organisations are increasingly involved in major investigations involving a wide range of sensitive issues. These extend to bribery and corruption, fraud, financial conduct, reputational, ethical, risk and regulatory issues. We have considerable experience of both conducting internal investigations on behalf of clients and in acting for clients in response to third party investigations and inquiries.
We typically report to General Counsel, Risk or ad-hoc Committees established for the purposes of the investigation. We are familiar with the need to manage the delicate issues typically arising in such investigations sensitively, whilst maintaining the robust independence necessary to the integrity of the investigatory process. In many instances we are retained to lead multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary investigations, including those involving various national and foreign regulators.
Global IT business
Advised a global IT business on a highly sensitive bribery and corruption investigation in North Africa.
Conducted a significant investigation for a listed company to establish the probity of its agents’ conduct relating the conduct of business in South East Asia.
Global financial services firm
Advised a global financial services firm on an investigation by the World Bank’s Integrity Unit into the firm’s involvement in a major Eastern European energy project.
Major US investment group
Carried out a pan-European investigation for a major US investment group into a whistleblower’s allegations concerning its German subsidiary.
Advised a global insurer pursuant to a major investigation on probity issues relating to a recently acquired financial services group.