White Collar Crime and Investigations

 

BLM’s white collar crime and investigations team is made up of specialist lawyers who regularly advise clients on all aspects of financial crime. Our lawyers not only understand the law and techniques to get to the heart of the matter, but will assist you when navigating through the complex web of criminal and regulatory issues.  

Our specialist team advise on:  

  • All areas of financial crime (for example, bribery, money laundering, fraud, tax, and accounting irregularities) and their associated implications for individuals and corporates
  • Conducting internal investigations on a national and international scale
  • Interactions with, and reporting to, a range of law enforcement authorities, including the Police, SFO, CPS, HMRC, NCA, HSE and other enforcement/regulatory authorities
  • External investigations, prosecutions, and other enforcement action
  • Corporate compliance and risk mitigation, including developing bespoke effective controls

Examples of our work:  

  • Corporate bribery prosecutions
    • Acting in the first contested prosecution of a corporate for failure to prevent bribery under s.7 of the Bribery Act - R v Skansen Interiors Limited (unreported)
  • Regulatory investigations
    • Conducting a number of investigations for a global pharmaceutical company following numerous whistle-blower allegations
  • Self-reporting
    • Advising a construction company in investigating bribery concerns, which were subsequently self-reported to the police and SFO. No further action was taken by either authority
  • Individuals
    • Advising and representing two former senior retail directors in connection with an SFO prosecution of senior ranking individuals at the business
  • Training
    • Offering bespoke anti-bribery and corruption (“ABC”)  training to a new fit-out company in the construction industry, including the drafting of their ABC policies and procedures
  • Internal investigations
    • Conducting a series of internal investigations for a construction client into allegations of bribery and corruption raised by one of its competitors. This involved a detailed document review, and interviews with the senior management team

Who to contact


White Collar Crime and Investigations Team

Iskander Fernandez

Iskander Fernandez

Partner,
London


Related contacts


Iskander Fernandez

Iskander Fernandez

Partner,
London