In today’s global business environment, cross-border investigations are more and more often the rule rather than the exception. Successful cross-border investigations require experienced counsel who can coordinate teams of lawyers and consultants in many countries and time zones to keep them in sync; counsel who are sensitive to regulatory and legal frameworks in all of the relevant countries; and counsel who can put each day’s developments in context for the client and, if necessary, the government authorities who are monitoring the investigation. We understand how to conduct successful cross-border investigations because we have been deeply engaged in many of the most significant cross-border investigations of the last decade focusing on LIBOR another financial reference rates, foreign exchange, FCPA, and offshore banking.
We have been engaged to lead investigations on virtually every continent on subjects such as anti-trust, FCPA, and tax in jurisdictions with legal regimes as different as Argentina, Brazil, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, the European Union, the U.K., South Africa, and Canada.
We take great care in keeping our client informed and, when required in our client’s best interests, communicating with government authorities in multiple countries, knowing government authorities are often working together. Our extensive management experience and resources keep the entire team operating efficiently despite geographic distance and multiple time zones. We take pride in our ability to work seamlessly with in-country counsel and other consultants such as accountants and forensic e-discovery firms.
White-collar and regulatory investigations proceedings often run just ahead of, or in parallel with, significant civil lawsuits. What was once primarily a U.S. phenomenon is now to be expected elsewhere in countries such as Brazil, Canada, the U.K., and Israel. Our attorneys have the necessary skills and the willingness to partner across borders to provide comprehensive advice for our clients to reach a resolution taking civil, regulatory, and criminal the risks into account. We apply our no-nonsense business approach to legal representation to help clients avoid future problems.