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Investigation and prosecution experience
We have a band 1 corporate crime & investigations practice. Legal 500 states: Pinsent Masons LLP’s ‘experienced team’ has ‘excellent credentials in this area’, and has ‘cutting-edge experience in advising corporates under investigation, providing strategic and practical advice’. Providing ‘robust advice’, Pinsent Masons LLP is particularly rated for its corporate crime work. The ‘highly responsive and well organised’ team advises corporate bodies on a wide range of issues such as criminal law, financial crimes, including bribery, suspected breaches of regulations and compliance issues, money laundering and financial crime reporting duties, as well as trade sanctions and modern slavery.
Our team has extensive experience in defending criminal investigations and/or prosecutions brought by criminal law enforcement agencies and regulators.
We represent corporations, their investors, owners and senior executives in criminal and regulatory investigations.
Our team includes seasoned criminal defence lawyers and former senior prosecutors and regulatory enforcement lawyers from several major law enforcement bodies..
We advise on all contentious FCA/PRA matters across a range of issues including how to respond to regulators, whether to notify the FCA/PRA of an event, conducting an internal investigation and defending an enforcement investigation.
We have a dedicated corporate crime and investigations practice based in Singapore, working on international cases across South East Asia and Asia Pacific. The team links up closely with colleagues across other practice groups based in our offices in China and Hong Kong, and globally with our compliance teams in the UK, Germany and the Middle East.
We have particular expertise in:
- Internal investigations Financial Services – investigation & enforcement action (More about our FCA/PRA work)
- Energy regulation – investigation & enforcement action
- Criminal investigations & prosecutions
- Crisis response and reputation management
- Cyber crime and data protection
- Bribery & Corruption
- Fraud & economic crime
- Trade sanctions and export controls
We work with clients to on compliance and preventative programs in the following areas:
- Money laundering
- Export controls
- Energy regulation
- FS regulation
- Modern Slavery and human rights
- Uk and German law
- International standrads
Our in-house team of forensic accountants differentiates us from other law firms, enabling a multi-disciplinary approach to corporate crime investigations. They work closely with our corporate crime and compliance lawyers to:
- Provide rapid, practical advice in response to whistle blowing allegations, compliance incidents, suspected financial misconduct and other irregularities
- Advise on risk assessments and regulatory compliance programmes
Our team is led by Chris Richardson, a former EY partner who is recognised in the forensic investigations world for his expertise.
Read more about Forensic and Accounting Services.
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