Expertise

Investigations & White Collar Crime

Our Investigations & White Collar Crime team advises clients across the public and private sector, from global multinational corporates, to the world’s largest financial institutions.

As the legal and regulatory landscape evolves, organisations are faced with ever-increasing responsibilities and obligations. Irish regulatory authorities are demanding wider supervisory mandates coupled with enhanced enforcement powers. International regulatory cooperation has reached unprecedented levels and international standards of compliance can apply to Irish-based businesses.

Our team of specialist lawyers have a wide range of cross-industry expertise, advising domestic and international clients on navigating regulatory scrutiny, risk mitigation strategies and compliance. We have represented clients before regulators including the Central Bank of Ireland, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, the National Economic Crime Bureau, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority, the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. We have acted before several Commissions of Investigation & Inquiries, successfully securing favourable outcomes for a broad range of clients from individuals to state organisations.

We have extensive global expertise helping clients deal with public and private investigations and inquiries of any kind. Our approach is clear, practical, and tailored to our clients’ interests and needs. 

 

Services

Investigations and Inquiries

  • Conducting internal and external corporate and regulatory investigations into bribery, corruption, fraud and other allegations of criminal activity

  • Representing clients before statutory and non-statutory investigations and inquiries, including Administrative Sanctions Procedures, Tribunals of Inquiry and Commissions of Investigation

  • Advising on the powers, duties and jurisdiction of investigators/ inquiries and the rights and duties of witnesses

Enforcement Activity

  • Representing clients in domestic and international enforcement actions, negotiating and collaborating with advisors and regulators to optimise client results

  • Designing corporate defence strategies including proactive and pre-emptive measures

  • Managing internal and external stakeholders when faced with regulatory scrutiny

Regulatory Advice and Compliance

  • Sharing market knowledge and standards to promote industry best practice and advising on regulatory changes

  • Strategizing internal reforms and policy amendments to ensure and optimise regulatory compliance

  • Advising on compliance programmes and audits

  • Pre-empting reputational and franchise risk domestically and internationally following regulatory action

Recommendations

Legal 500, 2019

“Very strong team”

Legal 500, 2018

Tier one ranked team

“Expertly guides clients through international minefields”. 

“Demonstrates an edge in the technical field and strategic thinking”.

Recent Work

  • Acting for local and international finance firms and institutions subject to international and domestic regulatory enquiries and investigation
  • Acting for a private equity firm in a multi-jurisdictional assets acquisition subject to international  and state investigations
  • Representing a US investment entity seeking to recover circa USD$3billion in assets relating to the Madoff fraud
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