White Collar & Regulatory Defense in Europe

Experience

    • A Bermudian physician in a successful challenge to his arrest and the search of his home before the Bermuda Supreme Court, upheld by the Bermuda Court of Appeal.
    • International Director in a successful request to delete an INTERPOL Red Notice issued in the context of an investment treaty arbitration.
    • A large Spanish-based manufacturing company in a post-acquisition compliance integration project, involving review of global sales intermediaries in over 40 jurisdictions.
    • An international oil company in an internal investigation into allegations of corruption and embezzlement in relation to awards of local contracts in Kazakhstan.
    • A Europe-based marine and power generation equipment manufacturer in a review of its internal compliance systems and controls.
    • A hedge fund in allegations of market abuse (disclosure of inside information), including responding to regulatory requests and conducting a cross-border internal investigation.
    • Individuals in a challenge to a Crown Court Order freezing their assets at the request of a Middle Eastern government in the context of a multi-jurisdictional criminal investigation. The case, which was considered by the Court of Appeal, involved issues of principle relating to the standard of evidence in asset freezing orders at the request of foreign states, as well as the impact of misinformation by the requesting foreign authorities.
    • The Audit Committee of Mobile Telesystems, a Russian telecommunications company, in its internal investigation relating to its Uzbek subsidiary, referenced as part of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
    • Rolls-Royce in an internal investigation and coordinated resolutions with UK, U.S. and Brazil investigating authorities relating to bribery and corruption involving intermediaries in a number of overseas markets.
    • Vincent Tchenguiz, in judicial review proceedings brought in respect of search warrants issued against Mr. Tchenguiz and Vincos Ltd, a company which provides advice to the Tchenguiz Family Trust and which is chaired by Mr. Tchenguiz, relating to a Serious Fraud Office investigation into the collapse of Kaupthing Hf., an Icelandic bank.
    • Ferrostaal, a global provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering, in an extensive internal compliance investigation relating to allegations of corruption and other wrongdoing in several jurisdictions.
    • Deutsche Telekom in United States Department of Justice and SEC investigations relating to payments made by its Hungarian subsidiary, Magyar Telekom.
    • Artemis and its chairman and controlling shareholder in an investigation of several French banks and other companies and individuals. A civil resolution was reached and no criminal charges were filed.
    • The Audit Committee of Telewest, a telecommunications company with principal operations in the United Kingdom, in an internal investigation of certain accounting and billing practices.
    • Independent directors of News Corporation in allegations relating to phone-hacking in the United Kingdom.
    • A leading international pharmaceutical company in an FCPA investigation in Europe relating to marketing practices.
    • A major global financial institution in federal and state regulatory investigations relating to auction-rate securities.
    • A leading natural resources group in its criminal investigation by the SFO into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption relating to the activities of the company or its subsidiaries in Kazakhstan and Africa.