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What the team is known for White-collar crime practice group that includes experts in anti-bribery and corruption mandates. Offers experience advising senior executives and employees in relation to Australian Federal Police investigations into the bribery of foreign officials and other international bribery schemes, and representing clients in foreign bribery criminal proceedings. Also acts for corporates on ABC disputes and investigations. Particular areas of expertise include cases relating to infrastructure projects and the energy and natural resources sector.
Strengths A satisfied client notes: "They perform very well, they're responsive, their work has been of a high standard and it's been a very good relationship."
Work highlights Acted for the former CEO of Sinclair Knight Merz on a long-running foreign bribery prosecution involving allegations that he conspired with SKM and other individuals to bribe Philippine government officials between 2000 and 2005.
John Mitchell is well regarded as a litigator with substantial experience acting for clients on foreign bribery matters. "He's very hands-on," comments one market source. "He's a very good lateral thinker and he's across all the details. One thing that he does well is that he fixes problems."
Jonathan Milner is well reputed for his practice advising executives and corporate clients on foreign bribery and corporate crime matters. A client comments: "He is hard-working, dedicated and committed to his clients, and his advice is always considered, pragmatic and commercial."
Susanna Ford is an active practitioner in the market, frequently assisting senior executives and other individuals in relation to anti-bribery investigations and prosecutions. She comes well recommended by clients, one commenting: "She's a very hard worker, she's diligent and very thorough."