Cross-border Investigations

Criminal matters increasingly have multinational aspects that require cross-border investigations between the relevant national agencies. These cases are by their very nature incredibly complicated with far-reaching implications for those involved.

Individuals facing such allegations will find the situation daunting, which is why our expert lawyers are here to support clients through these complicated cases. We will ensure you understand what is happening at every stage of the investigation and will strive to get you the best possible outcome.

Giambrone specialises in cross-border issues, with offices in the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy and Tunisia. We understand the law in relation to cross-border investigations and have a wealth of knowledge and experience advising clients where multi-jurisdictional investigations have arisen.

With multi-lingual lawyers across our offices, we can speak to clients in their own language, making the process much easier to follow and understand. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help, complete the online enquiry form or email us at

Issues requiring cross-border investigations

There are many reasons why a cross-border investigation may arise in a criminal case, including:

  • The alleged offence having been committed (or even partially committed) by the defendant abroad.
  • Any issues relating to obtaining evidence that is located abroad.
  • One country may request mutual legal assistance from another country in relation to a specific offence.
  • Alleged proceeds of an offence may be located abroad.
  • There may be civil proceedings that are being brought alongside criminal proceedings.
  • Foreign authorities may be running parallel prosecutions.

These are complicated issues, but our legal team can advise clients facing allegations where there is the possibility of cross-border investigations. Investigative authorities will use their powers to obtain evidence to support their allegations, which can result in orders such as dawn raids and search warrants at home as well as abroad. We are here to help so you understand your rights and obligations and what to expect.

Why Giambrone?

The repercussions of cross-border investigations are not only felt by the person facing a criminal charge but can impact their family and work life as well. Therefore, it is essential to get qualified legal advice as soon as you become aware of an issue.

Our wealth of specialist knowledge in this area, together with our international offices, means we can support our clients both locally as well as globally. We understand that time is often an issue in these cases, and we can perform fact-finding exercises and evidence-gathering within tight timeframes to make sure that we can mount a rigorous defence for our client.

Contact our Specialist Cross-border Investigations Lawyers in the UK

Cross-border investigations are complicated cases requiring expert advice and assistance from an early stage in the process. Our criminal lawyers can represent you throughout your whole case to ensure the best outcome in your circumstances. We understand the issues surrounding cross-jurisdictional cases and have the experience and knowledge to guide you through the entire investigation process.

We can assist clients facing investigations across jurisdictions by advising them in their own language. If you require further information or assistance, please complete the online enquiry form or email us at