Bribery and corruption charges
Compliance with anti-corruption laws is crucial. If you’ve any doubts about your systems, or are under investigation, our specialist bribery and corruption solicitors have the experience and the pro-active approach you need.
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How do I defend my business against corruption charges?
Modern legislation, including the , is specifically drafted to make it easier to prosecute individuals and companies accused of corrupt business practices. This and related laws set out strict liabilities for any business that fails to prevent bribes being made, even without their knowledge and in overseas territories where certain practices may be part and parcel of the business landscape.
In the first instance, we’re here to help you comply fully with the Bribery Act 2010, and related laws. We do this by assisting with the creation of bespoke compliance packages and training programmes to help prevent the circumstances occurring that could lead to criminal charges in the first place.
Can we help when you’re under investigation?
Bribery and corruption charges can be brought against even the best-run companies; sometimes due to the careless actions of a third party or junior employee and almost always out of the blue. If you’ve become aware that anti-corruption enforcement agencies are investigating your operations, here or overseas, our specialist solicitors are here to help and advise you on a wide range of issues including:
- Responses to dawn raids
- Negotiation with prosecuting agencies
- Preparing complex cases for trial
- Successfully defending prosecutions
- Representing witnesses and interested parties connected with corruption proceedings
Our specialist bribery and corruption lawyers have acted for clients on a number of high-profile cases. These clients include:
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