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DLA Piper


Regulators and prosecutors are now, more than ever, collaborating with their overseas counterparts to bring successful prosecutions in more than one jurisdiction against the same company. It is an increasingly aggressive enforcement environment, which makes cross-border capability crucial.

DLA Piper is one of very few international law firms with a dedicated global anti-money laundering, corporate crime, investigations and compliance team comprising lawyers with specialist expertise in this area. Our team includes experienced criminal defence lawyers, specialist investigators and former government regulators and prosecutors. We are able to help you in managing corporate crime, regulation and compliance risk in all forms, investigations including those involving tax and accounting irregularities, corruption, bribery, fraud, cartels and price fixing, as well as independent internal company investigations and referrals from audit committees.

We work with our clients to ensure they are aware of developments in the law, their regulatory environment and the powers of the regulators. We provide training and risk assessment advice to help them implement compliance programmes. We manage crisis situations on behalf of clients which may involve dealing with raids, search and seizure, interviews under caution, extradition and cross-border arrest warrants. We also defend companies and individuals under investigation, offering legal advice and representation at all stages of proceedings, from disclosure requests through to court appearances.

Our Global Bribery Offenses Guide is a country-to-country comparative guide offering a high-level snapshot of legal concepts and legislation in bribery across a significant number of jurisdictions around the world.

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