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Our Global Investigations practice is a truly integrated, cross-practice, global team that undertakes independent internal investigations and represents corporates, financial institutions and senior individuals in their dealings with regulators and civil and criminal authorities.  In particular this includes advising and vigorously defending our clients who are subject to actual or threatened enforcement, disciplinary and criminal proceedings.   

Many of our team have spent time working as regulators and prosecutors, bringing deep experience and understanding of their key priorities, personnel, and approaches to decision-making at the relevant authorities.  In each case we work closely with our clients to develop a tailored defence strategy, designed to maximise the prospects of achieving the agreed objectives and securing the optimal outcome.   

Our clients routinely praise our cross-practice approach to ensure that the risks they face in relation to a specific issue are property anticipated and managed in the most effective manner.  Increasingly, when problems are encountered they need to be assessed holistically to identify the key areas of risk which may include a series of different regulators in multiple jurisdictions.  Our teams are equipped to anticipate those areas of risk and to work seamlessly across areas of focus and offices to deliver the best available solutions for our clients. 

The Global Investigations areas of focus include White Collar, Antitrust, Data Privacy, Financial Regulation, Securities Regulation, Utilities Regulation, Employment, Health & Safety, Tax and Product Liability.  Our teams work together across the US, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.   

We routinely represent clients in relation to investigations and proceedings pursued by the UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), PRA (Prudential Regulation Authority), SFO (Serious Fraud Office), HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs), CMA (Competition and Markets Authority), the US DOJ (Department of Justice), SEC (Securities And Exchange Commission), CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) and Fed (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) as well as a range of other international regulators and prosecutors in relation to allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, insider dealing, market abuse, loss of sensitive data, money laundering, breach of regulatory rules and listing rules, breach of financial or trade sanctions, cartel investigations, employment issues, and a range of other types of misconduct.    

Investigations are challenging and the BCLP Global Investigations team understands the complexities and works closely with clients to design and implement tailored strategies and solutions to the significant issues that they face.   

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