WHAT WE DO
Business owners, directors and high-level individuals need to ensure that adequate processes are in place to guard against breaches of the Bribery Act 2010 and other related legislation. Failure to do so could lead to investigation.
Our bribery lawyers provide expert advice and representation for individuals and corporates, whether they are under investigation or need assistance complying with legislation. The Bribery Act 2010 is wide-reaching and a breach can lead to personal and corporate criminal liability, with potential sanctions including fines and/or imprisonment.
The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is particularly keen to prosecute breaches of the bribery legislation and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken regulatory enforcement action against firms that did not guard against breaches.
We can assist you with:
We can help you whether you are a witness to bribery and corruption, an investigator, a victim or a suspect.
WHY CHOOSE IRWIN MITCHELL?
An investigation can be extremely stressful. Not only is the reputation of your firm at stake, but your own reputation can also be damaged.
Our expert bribery lawyers regularly work with directors, high level individuals and the firms they represent.
We provide cost effective, tactical and realistic advice to anyone fearing or currently under investigation. We also work with our other expert teams, specialising in employment and pensions, as well as corporate and civil litigation where required. If investigations span different jurisdictions, we can also work alongside legal teams overseas.
Any individual or business, whether national or international, can be caught up in a bribery or corruption investigation. If you are being investigated, or are looking to avoid this, you should seek immediate legal advice.