Even well-run businesses and their directors may find themselves ensnared in investigations related to financial wrongdoing, or corporate crime, whether stemming from financial losses, fraud, tax issues, corruption, dealings with authorities, or international trade matters. Such challenges require the advice of expert legal advisers capable of conducting thorough investigations and defending any civil, criminal, or regulatory proceedings while remaining sensitive to the associated commercial and reputational concerns. We understand the need for utmost discretion to bring about a resolution.

Similarly, if you have fallen victim to fraud or financial crime, you need lawyers experienced in conducting investigations and litigation with the support of relevant professionals in recovering lost assets.

Our highly experienced UK and International team of fraud and financial crime lawyers have a proven track record in assisting companies and individuals, especially directors, entangled in fraud, regulatory, and financial crime matters in the UK, and on international cross border and offshore assignments.

We excel at managing investigations, responding to regulators and law enforcement, defending proceedings, and collaborating with investigators and accountants, including in relation to tracing assets. Our experience extends to initiating court proceedings for asset recovery, involving measures such as obtaining worldwide freezing orders, search orders, disclosure orders, and other relief from English Courts and the British Virgin Islands Courts to support proceedings in the UK, BVI and internationally.

What we advise on
  • fraud and embezzlement
  • bribery and corruption
  • money-laundering
  • directors’ disqualification
  • disciplinary and regulatory enforcement investigations
  • SFO investigations
  • HMRC tax enquiries, investigations and prosecution appeals
  • cyber crime
  • international investigations
  • internal fraud investigations
  • financial crime investigations
  • unexplained wealth orders
  • trading standards
  • insider dealing
  • sanctions
  • extradition
  • anti- fraud and financial crime policies and procedures
  • anti-corruption policies and procedures
  • corporate governance and ethics
Who we work with
  • Corporate clients and directors of companies  
  • Victims of fraud or financial crime  
  • Private investigators and forensic accountants  
  • Disciplinary and regulatory enforcement authorities  
  • International trade entities  
  • Overseas agencies 
  • Individuals facing financial crime investigations
Specialist Expertise

Our clients, comprising both companies and individuals, often face investigations related to fraudulent activities and financial offenses, covering financial losses, tax issues, interactions with authorities, and international trade matters. They rely on our adept handling of complex situations, where we combine investigative capabilities with sensitivity and discretion. 

Beyond assisting those facing allegations of fraud and financial crime, we extend our support to victims of these offenses. Our comprehensive investigations involve collaboration with relevant professionals to recover assets lost to fraud. Working alongside private investigators and forensic accountants, we uncover the nature of the fraud and trace asset locations. Legal proceedings for asset recovery, including worldwide freezing orders, are initiated as part of our capabilities. 

Our clients benefit from our collaborative approach, assembling bespoke teams that often involve our dispute resolution team for legal proceedings, corporate governance lawyers, employment lawyers for disciplinary and regulatory enforcement investigations, and the data protection and cyber team when relevant. This multidisciplinary strategy ensures comprehensive support for our clients in addressing the intricate and often highly sensitive challenges posed by fraud and financial crime cases. 

Meet our team

Jeremy Berg
Partner - Dispute Resolution
Robert Foote
Partner - Corporate/Commercial Disputes, Restructuring and Insolvency
Gerallt Owen
Gerallt Owen
Partner - Investigations, Regulatory and Corporate crime