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UK London (Firms) Financial Crime: Corporates

The Financial Crime chapter encompasses a broad range of financial crime offences, including (but not limited to) fraud, bribery, money laundering and sanctions breaches. This section is exclusively focused on criminal investigations and proceedings.

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Band 1
  1. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    A superb international footprint ensures an ability to assist easily on complex cross-border matters. Areas of strength include advising on complex corporate investigations and regulatory work. Impressive record of handling anti-bribery and corruption matters for blue-chip clients from a range of sectors. Deep experience in complex SFO and internal compliance investigations.
  2. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Recognised skill in high-stakes regulatory and internal investigation work, in connection with domestic and cross-border matters. Acts for clients on allegations of fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering as well as advising on sanctions matters. Draws on noted financial services expertise to provide counsel on criminal prosecutions by the FCA, as well as more traditional criminal agencies.
  3. Slaughter and May
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    Slaughter and May
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    A popular choice for a raft of household-name entities including banks, manufacturers and government departments. First-rate experience in dealing with high-profile investigations by major prosecutors, including the SFO and the FCA. Accomplished in advising on cross-border regulatory investigations involving alleged rate manipulation, as well as sanctions matters. Well versed in the interaction between civil litigation and corporate financial crime.
  4. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 1
  5. Simmons & Simmons LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Advises an enviable roster of clients, including household-name banks and service companies. A popular choice for high-profile domestic and cross-border investigations, as well as high-stakes FCA and SFO matters. Experienced in international money laundering, bribery and corruption investigations. Also provides advice on anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance matters.
  2. Dechert LLP
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    Dechert LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Highly esteemed for its representation of corporates in white-collar criminal matters, sanctions compliance and allegations of market manipulation. A strong global footprint ensures the ability to deliver deep expertise when cross-border matters arise. Strong track record of dealing with major regulatory and government bodies, including the NCA, the FCA and the SFO. Adept at advising on fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering allegations.
  3. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Prominent financial crime team benefiting from the presence in London of partners from its wider international network. Notable expertise in high-stakes US compliance issues, as well as in handling large-scale, multi-jurisdictional investigations into matters including corruption and sanctions breaches. Marked proficiency in SFO and DOJ investigations. Key clients include large banking corporations and international manufacturers.
  4. WilmerHale
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    WilmerHale
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    A renowned practice with considerable experience of white-collar crime matters, including SFO work. Expertise in bribery and misconduct matters. Frequently engaged by banking and manufacturing clients to advise on high-stakes, cross-border internal investigations. Draws on a market-leading US practice to provide a strong transatlantic service.
  5. Allen & Overy LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Sought out for pragmatic counsel on matters such as SFO investigations and related DPAs. Also acts on allegations concerning money laundering, fraud and bribery. Offers significant expertise in cross-border matters.
  2. Kingsley Napley LLP
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    Kingsley Napley LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Well-known name in the market, with deep expertise in all aspects of serious corporate crime including regulatory breaches and complex fraud. Adept at handling international corruption, fraudulent trading and false accounting matters. Well versed in bribery and money laundering investigations. Notable experience in advising on internal investigations and compliance, as well as in handling proceedings by government enforcement agencies.
  3. Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
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    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Experienced advisers on a variety of areas including anti-bribery and anti-money laundering compliance, as well as sanctions-related advice. Adept at handling internal corporate investigations. Draws on a strong global network to provide expert advice on cross-border investigations.
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    Linklaters
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Offers substantial experience representing large corporations in SFO and FCA investigations. Notable capabilities acting for international clients and well versed in matters concerning fraud, bribery and corruption allegations.
  5. Ropes & Gray LLP
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    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Respected practice assisting clients with significant financial crime matters. Noted expertise in advising corporates and financial institutions on internal investigations. Significant experience in international investigations involving the SFO and DOJ. Also provides advice on international risk and compliance matters.
  6. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Advises public companies and financial institutions on FCA and SFO investigations, as well as general compliance matters. Offers expertise in bribery, corruption, money laundering, fraud and sanctions cases. Noted expertise in international investigations. Active across a number of sectors, including financial services, oil and gas, and energy.
  7. Jenner & Block LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 3
  8. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
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    Arnold & Porter
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded team with notable experience representing multinational corporations in investigations by the SFO and other prosecuting authorities. Also provides compliance advice and is called upon by clients to conduct internal investigations.
  2. BCL Solicitors LLP
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    BCL Solicitors LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Well-established practice that provides deep expertise in the business crime area. Offers tailored specialist advice to corporates affected by search warrants, allegations of money laundering and SFO investigations. Well versed in matters involving bribery and corruption. Draws corporate clients from a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, construction and retail.
  3. Brown Rudnick LLP
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    Brown Rudnick LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Draws on a strong regulatory practice to provide a seamless international service to clients facing investigation from multiple agencies. Well versed in handling corruption and money laundering matters. Further strength advising on anti-bribery and sanctions compliance.
  4. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
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    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Benefits from synergies across its financial services regulatory and white-collar criminal capabilities. Practitioners are qualified in more than one jurisdiction, enabling them to give seamless multi-jurisdictional advice. Demonstrates notable expertise in anti-bribery and corruption law, providing compliance counsel to an impressive set of clients.
  5. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    A growing team offering expertise in international criminal investigations, counting global corporations and senior executives among its clients. Particularly adept at handling SFO investigations.
  6. Hogan Lovells
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    Hogan Lovells
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Flexible and effective service for clients faced with cross-border investigations into allegations of bribery and money laundering. Also regularly provides compliance advice and assists with anti-corruption procedures. Advises an enviable international client base including manufacturers and financial institutions. Reputation for handling multi-jurisdictional matters bolstered by large network and deep sanctions experience. Noted expertise in Russia and the Middle East.
  7. Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
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    Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    A well-established and strong choice of counsel when issues arise surrounding fraud and bribery. Able to handle legal and regulatory challenges brought by domestic and international enforcement agencies. Adept at assisting leading banks and large oil and gas companies. Particular strength lies in multi-jurisdictional investigations and those with a crossover civil element. Also experienced in POCA matters.
  8. Stephenson Harwood LLP
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    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    A popular choice for matters at the crossover of financial crime and financial services regulation. Acts for an impressive client base, including financial institutions and sovereign states. Noted for its far-reaching knowledge of corruption matters. Complementary sanctions expertise serves as a draw for international matters. Regularly called upon to represent clients in matters relating to fraud, money laundering and bribery allegations.
  9. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Financial Crime: Corporates
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded outfit with a broad financial crime practice including internal investigations, compliance work and FCA and SFO investigations. Draws on the firm's strong US offering, with substantial expertise in multi-jurisdictional matters and representing clients before the DOJ.