Our international commercial crime group spans the UK, France, Germany and Spain. We provide clients in each of these jurisdictions with premium advice and are adept at handling significant and complex cross-border corporate investigations, as well as acting on local issues specific to those jurisdictions.
Why choose our Commercial Crime lawyers?
Fieldfisher's commercial crime team has the capability to act both as litigators and trial counsel. We have been involved in some of the most significant internal and regulator-facing investigations and prosecutions over the past decade, often acting for senior executives or providing expert evidence.
We are a multi-disciplinary group, comprising barristers and solicitors, from backgrounds including in-house counsel, boutique sets, large chambers and international corporate law firms. Our team has on-the-ground experience conducting investigations in dozens of jurisdictions around the globe including Europe, Russia and CIS, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
We work closely with Fieldfisher's Fraud, Financial Crime and Investigations practice and our Global Investigations Group to deliver a comprehensive service. Where appropriate, we use best-in-class technology-assisted review systems to deliver fast, reliable and cost-efficient solutions.
Our approach means we provide reassurance and wraparound support to clients facing the most stressful, difficult cases. In addition to investigations, our service includes risk advisory work, regulatory, compliance and litigation advice.
Our UK practice is one of very few commercial crime teams in the UK with proven experience in major contested international corporate criminal investigations and prosecutions. We represent individuals from the initial advice stage, to Serious Fraud Office interviews, to appearing in long-running trials.
Members of our team have been recognised in the GIR 100.
While we are not able to disclose details of a number of our most significant instructions, as a matter of public record we have acted for:
- Alstom in the largest contested corporate corruption case in UK history;
- ENRC in the longest running corporate criminal investigation in the UK Serious Fraud Office’s history;
- Individuals as part of the Rolls-Royce bribery investigation;
- Individuals as part of the Rio Tinto corruption investigation;
- Wirecard AG, conducting an investigation across
nine jurisdictions in relation to allegations of serious commercial crime,
including fraud and money laundering, in the context of one of the most complex
and high-profile recent criminal investigations.