Allegations of fraud can cause irreparable damage to a company’s business and reputation. With an experienced global team including former senior prosecutors and regulators from around the world, Linklaters is perfectly placed to provide strategic legal advice on internal and external investigations into fraud allegations and help you to protect your business.
Our team has handled some of the most complex and sensitive cross-border fraud investigations in the market, including allegations of fraud and false accounting by companies and fraudulent activity by employees. Leveraging our ability to draw upon large multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional teams at short notice, we are well-equipped to provide seamless advice on managing cross-border fraud investigations, including where multiple enforcement agencies are involved.
Our experience in fraud extends beyond criminal investigations. We also work on complex, high-value, high profile multi-jurisdictional civil fraud cases, including successfully representing Grant Thornton LLP as liquidators of various Saad companies in their defence of a $US9.2 billion Cayman Islands fraud claim, described as “one of the largest financial frauds in history”.
For multi-national businesses, rarely will fraud allegations impact only one jurisdiction. Prosecutors and regulators around the world are increasingly working together and sharing intelligence. Corporates and financial institutions may be subject to investigation and prosecution in several jurisdictions in relation to the same allegations. A coordinated international response is more critical than ever to achieving the best outcome.