In order to both protect the public and encourage ethical business practices, investigations into corporate fraud by companies and individuals are on the rise. The global economy has made international business much more accessible, but where issues arise, it makes cases a lot more complicated. It is essential if you are facing an allegation of corporate fraud to get specialist advice as soon as possible.
Our commercial litigation lawyers can guide and advise clients in relation to all aspects of corporate fraud. We have a wealth of knowledge and expertise of cross-border aspects with offices in the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy and Tunisia. Our experience with international corporate fraud means that we understand the complicated issues involved and can advise on the different prosecution systems and regulations that apply in each case.
What is corporate fraud?
Corporate fraud covers a wide range of criminal activity that is conducted by a business or individuals operating within it, including:
- Price fixing
- Tax fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Identity fraud
- Fraud by false representation, failing to disclose information or by abuse of position
- Securities and commodities fraud
- Insider dealing
- Bribery and corruption
We can act for clients facing the most challenging and complicated charges and advise on the risks and strategy needed to handle their case effectively. If you have been accused of money laundering, accounting fraud or market manipulation, get in touch . with Giambrone today.
Corporate fraud investigations
Legislation in this area is evolving all the time, and so it can be difficult to keep up with the changes with a lot of detailed financial information involved. Investigations in these areas tend to be sudden, with dawn raids, property seizures, arrests and interviews under caution happening with little or no notice.
Authorities can freeze assets relating to the business or certain individuals using restraint or asset freezing orders. These actions will all have a massive impact on the business and the lives of the individuals involved. Therefore, it is vital to make sure you are getting the right legal advice to ensure that the correct route is being followed and that your business is protected as much as possible.
There will likely be a variety of issues that will need to be covered, including legal and regulatory matters. Our team can also make sure that the business is not adversely affected by controlling factors such as media coverage. Our lawyers recognise the damage a corporate fraud investigation can have to a business, senior managers and directors when it is not handled quickly and effectively.
We represent and assist clients where there is a cross-border element with different jurisdictional investigations. We can also advise senior personnel facing parallel proceedings that can result in significant fines, disqualification from being a director as well as custodial sentences.
Whether we are instructed to assist an individual or organisation, we will ensure our client has a robust defence, providing advice and guidance through the complicated regulatory landscape related to corporate fraud.
Contact our Corporate Fraud Lawyers in the UK
Due to authorities increasing their regulatory oversight of companies, businesses are at a higher risk of being investigated and prosecuted for corporate fraud both nationally and internationally. Our lawyers can support clients that are facing such allegations. This is a complicated area of law which is why you must get specialist advice as soon as you are aware of any allegations to ensure the best outcome possible. If you require further information or assistance, complete the online enquiry form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.