Clifford Chance LLP

Fraud: Civil Department

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What the team is known for Civil fraud practice well integrated into an international regulatory investigations, enforcement and white-collar team. Supports clients in challenging investigations and claims as well as advising on injunctive relief applications. Clients include banks, private equity firms, major companies and individual business executives.

Strengths A source reports that Clifford Chance "knows how to manage a sensitive case and progress with it."

Work highlights Continued to represent Michael Lynch, founder and former CEO of software company Autonomy, in a £3.4 billion claim that arose following Hewlett-Packard's (HP) acquisition of the company in 2011. HP alleged that Dr Lynch, along with Autonomy's former CFO, fraudulently misrepresented the company's finances prior to the transaction.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Scully is a key contact at the firm.