Investigations

Dealing with investigations requires a combination of specialist legal, tactical and PR expertise. The corporate world faces a variety of heightened anxieties. Regulators and Prosecuting Authorities both in the US and overseas assert considerable and ever increasing powers.

Companies find themselves under investigation and subject to publicly damaging dawn raids. Companies may themselves have to initiate investigations following the discovery of fraud by employees or the misuse of confidential information. Breach of corporate governance requirements exposes companies and their officers to financial penalties, wholesale criminal sanctions and serious personal liability.

Investigations by government agencies (such as the FSA, DTI, OFT or Health and Safety Executive) or by prosecutors (such as the SFO) require an immediate and measured approach utilizing experienced response teams. Our specialist lawyers have combined commercial, legal, tactical and PR acumen in confronting these issues head on.