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Bribery & Corruption

Our expert team advises on the full range of bribery and anti-corruption matters both domestic and international - often involving multiple jurisdictions and working with local experts and law enforcement agencies.

We have a strong track record of acting on major, high-profile bribery and corruption issues and are often called upon to advise on both the early avoidance of bribery and corruption issues and what to do when they do arise.

We are also able to advise on internal risk management policies and procedures, including compliance with global anti-bribery legislation and whistleblowing.

Since the Bribery Act came into force in 1 July 2011, members of our team have advised extensively on offences under the Act, and on the implementation of anti-bribery policies and procedures.

This includes advice to individuals, corporates and public sector organisations on offences of giving and receiving bribes, bribing of foreign public officials, corporate liability for failing to prevent bribery and personal criminal liability for senior officers of a company that commits a bribery offence.

Corruption investigations are often complex and cross-border, requiring local knowledge of the various statutory and regulatory regimes involved. Our team has developed a strong network of key foreign advisers in many key jurisdictions and an in-depth understanding of law and Court practice in these jurisdictions.

Our experience of working on corruption matters with lawyers in jurisdictions where we do not have an office means that we are well placed to recommend local counsel with specialist corruption expertise.


  • Advising and representing the directors and shareholders of companies in relation to contractual arrangements which are the subject of an SFO investigation involving allegations of dishonesty, bribery and corruption
  • Advising and representing the former CEO and director of a UK-based asset management company in respect of alleged secret profits and commissions paid to them arising from the management of a client’s sovereign wealth fund (which had a value of approximately $700 million)
  • Advising a high profile not-for-profit organisation which discovered high value contracts had been procured against a backdrop of corruption