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Johnson Winter & Slattery

Anti-Bribery & Corruption

1 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Specialist group with a dedicated ABC focus and broad expertise covering both Australia and numerous foreign jurisdictions. Handles investigatory briefs and advises on policy design, coordinating as appropriate with relevant practices within the firm and international partners. Acts extensively for clients from the construction and procurement sectors and for individual directors and officers, and sought out by overseas regulatory authorities to assist with the development of their own anti-corruption guidelines.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the team's pragmatic approach to matters, one noting: "I find their advice to be practical, business-sensitive and useful - it's very user-friendly and I am confident in the quality of their advice."

Another client adds: "The firm is flexible in its approach and keen to address client issues, they take the time to listen and understand issues."

Work highlights

Acted for a former Sinclair Knight Merz director in a foreign bribery prosecution relating to alleged bribes of roughly AUD1 million.

Notable practitioners

Robert Wyld is highly respected as a leading figure in the anti-bribery and corruption space, one source describing him as "a brilliant international lawyer and one of the top anti-bribery lawyers in the world." He is particularly noted for his expertise with regards to international ABC issues, one client noting his "very broad knowledge of ABC around the world" and another commenting: "He's frequently outside of Australia in the region, in places like India, Singapore and Indonesia, so he has an incredible network and if we need someone in a different country he'll know someone."

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Anti-Bribery & Corruption


Robert Wyld
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