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White Collar Crime & Investigations

Our specialist team advises clients around the world on all aspects of white collar crime including: compliance; internal, regulatory and criminal investigations; self-reporting and criminal defence.

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Global reach

Our team comprises specialists based across Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, complemented by a global network of trusted partners.

Comprehensive advice

We offer a multidisciplinary team of forensic accountants, technologists and compliance professionals in addition to legal experts.

Cutting edge

We have acted on several precedent-setting cases, including the first prosecution of a 'failure to prevent' bribery offence in the UK.

Our global team of specialist advisers operates at the intersection of business and regulation. They have acted on a number of precedent-setting matters, including:

  • Advising Sweett Group in the first prosecution of a company for failure to prevent bribery contrary to s.7 of the Bribery Act
  • Acting in the first corporate bribery self-report and subsequent negotiated civil settlement in Scotland

  • Acting as independent Investigation Counsel to a multilateral development bank in respect of its investigation into allegations of sanctionable practices in China and India 

Our team is unique among law firms in that we offer a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers and forensic accountants focused on forensic investigations and major compliance reviews. We work closely with our highly-experienced Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery team to provide comprehensive, commercial and joined-up advice as to the civil and criminal implications of complex fraud.

Our latest work

Our advisers act on domestic and international matters of all shapes and sizes, working with many of the leading names in the market. Browse our experience below, or use the filters to look-up recent work in particular geographies and industry sectors.

    Meet the team

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    Dr. Eike W. Grunert

    Rechtsanwalt, Partner

    Eike advises corporations in the areas of corporate compliance and internal investigations, with a particular focus on the design, implementation, monitoring, review, and effectiveness assessment of compliance management systems in key compliance risk areas.

    Eike Grunert
    Dr. Jochen Pörtge

    Rechtsanwalt, Partner

    Jochen specialises in corporate defence, criminal compliance and internal investigations.

    Prtge Jochen
    Laura Gillespie

    Partner

    Laura specialises in regulatory enforcement and advises clients in a range of sectors dealing with compliance issues ranging from data and cyber breaches, internal fraud, corporate crime and health & safety.

    Gillespie Laura
    Melina Wolman

    Partner

    Melina heads the Paris litigation team. She assists and represents French and international clients in France and abroad, in particular in cross-border disputes dealing with issues such as conflict of law and jurisdiction and devising international litigation strategies. She represents clients in commercial, product liability, distribution and art law disputes.

    Melina Wolman
    Natalie Sherborn

    Partner

    Natalie specialises in white-collar crime and investigations, with extensive experience of advising both corporations and individuals facing scrutiny by law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies.

    Sherborn Natalie_November 2019
    Neil McInnes

    Partner

    Neil is a criminal defence and corporate crime specialist, with extensive experience of conducting anti-corruption, fraud and other investigations across Asia and Europe as well as involving other jurisdictions worldwide.

    McInnes Neil

    Our expertise, at your disposal

    With over 430 partners and 3000 people around the world, we are well-placed to support you across a full range of legal and advisory services.

    Latest press releases

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    Pinsent Masons continues to expand its Competition, EU & Trade Group, with the appointment of competition law specialist, Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann, as a partner in the Düsseldorf office.

    Pinsent Masons advises HZI on its first Energy from Waste Plant in Australia

    International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised HZI on the development of the A$511 million East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility in Western Australia