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Anti-financial crime

We assist corporates and regulated firms with meeting their anti-financial crime requirements.

Our Anti-Financial Crime team includes former regulatory enforcement lawyers. Many of them have taken enforcement action against regulated firms for failures of anti-financial crime controls.

With this deep knowledge of the legal framework, we've designed, implemented and monitored systems and controls to combat all types of financial crime: including money laundering, financial and trade sanction breaches, bribery and corruption, fraud and cyber crime.

We can assist you with your reporting obligations to the National Crime Agency (NCA) under the Suspicion Activity Reports (SARs) regime. We can also assist with self reporting to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in matters concerning bribery and corruption and HM Treasury in relation to financial sanction breaches. In Hong Kong we can assist you with reporting obligations to the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit (JFIU), the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Commercial Crime Beaureau (CCB).

Should your business become a victim of fraud, we'll help you liaise with the police, undertake civil fraud recovery proceedings, and pursue private prosecutions.

Examples of relevant work

Designing and implementing a full anti-moneylaundering system with staff training and monitoring for a corporate

Advising corporates in the construction, financial services, insurance, media, export and professional services sectors on the implementation of the Bribery Act

Advising London market and US-backed insurers and intermediates on the implementation of the financial sanctions regime

Assisting professional service firms, corporates and regulated firms with compliance with production orders and statutory requests for confidential information from law enforcement agencies and regulators

Advising clients on notifications and reports to the National Crime Agency (NCA) under the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regime. Drafting SARs on behalf of clients and liaising with the NCA on Proceeds of Crime Act (PoCA) issues