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White-collar defence and corporate crime 

Credibility and authority when you need it most: the world's leading companies and financial institutions turn to Freshfields to help them manage corporate crime risk and respond to allegations, investigations and criminal prosecution. 

Our international team represents multinational companies and financial institutions during multijurisdictional investigations relating to allegations of price fixing, securities and commodities fraud, insider trading, bribery, sanctions violations, money laundering, accounting fraud and market manipulation, cyber hacks, tax evasion and terrorist financing. We have been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile financial conduct and anti-bribery and corruption investigations in the world. 

We also manage simultaneous internal investigations in several countries. We co-ordinate global logistics, develop defence strategy across jurisdictions, assess tactics with relevant government regulators and prosecutors, and lead fact-finding and discovery efforts across international borders.  

Our team includes former senior prosecutors in the US, UK, Continental Europe and Asia who work with our experienced white-collar and criminal defence lawyers to give a sophisticated view of the risks our clients face and the options for addressing them. 

Client successes

Awards & Recognitions

Ranked Band 1 Globally for Crisis Management – Chambers and Partners

Recognised for Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defence by Legal 500 

Ranked in the Top 15 firms for Global Investigations – Global Investigations Review

Ranked Band 1 for Corporate Crime & Investigations (Europe, UK, US) Chambers and Partners 


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