Allen & Overy LLP

Corporate Investigations Department

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What the team is known for Full-service practice acting on a range of compliance and criminal proceedings relating to tax evasion, bribery and money laundering. Well-versed in assisting financial institutions with high-profile investigations. Also involved in whistleblowing mandates, with additional strength handling international sanctions issues. Broad coverage across key European jurisdictions includes offices in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Strengths Sources report: "They're incredibly responsive and their instincts as lawyers are so spot-on. Nothing is too much trouble and everything is done immediately to a very high level of quality. They are excellent and a joy to work with."

Another interviewee admires the well-integrated team: "Notwithstanding their sheer size, you still feel they know their clients intimately and work throughout different departments seamlessly to maintain this."

Work highlights Lawyers from Paris and Brussels represented UBS in the context of an investigation into allegations of laundering proceeds of tax evasion.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts in the department are Arnondo Chakrabarti in London, Hendrik Jan Biemond in Amsterdam, Denis Chemla in Paris and Joost Everaert in Brussels.