Stephenson Harwood LLP

Financial Crime: Corporates Department

London (Firms)
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Our corporate and business crime practice has been at the forefront of the highest profile investigations and prosecutions for many years. It acts for individuals and corporates. Clients have included senior executives as well as listed and private companies in issues as diverse as fraud, misleading the market, insider dealing, corruption, money laundering, anti-competitive conduct, extradition and cybercrime.

We deal with each of the prosecuting authorities in the UK, including the SFO, the FCA, the CPS, HMRC and the CMA. Increasingly, our cases are international and involve the US Department of Justice, the FBI and other overseas prosecutors.

We attend on dawn raids and arrests. We have challenged and overturned search warrants. Clients are prepared for interview. Each member of the team is highly experienced in representing clients in cautioned and compelled interviews. We have secured the discontinuance of investigations and proceedings in many cases. In others, we undertake advocacy or ensure first class representation from the Bar.

Recent instructions include acting for traders and submitters in the UK and overseas investigations into the manipulation of LIBOR and EURIBOR; acting for several individuals under investigation for collusion in the foreign exchange market; advising on a corporate investigation into corruption; and advising a client in the SFO's investigation into alleged mis-statements in Tesco's accounts.