A firm you can rely on.
Global companies are under scrutiny from a wider range of regulators than ever before.
The drivers behind enforcement actions are multiplying, too. Our multidisciplinary global investigations practice can help address these challenges wherever in the world they arise.
Clients have come to us on over 800 investigations mandates – many of which are multijurisdictional. Our team, which includes a number of former regulators and prosecutors, has successfully represented some of the largest banks, corporates and institutions on the highest-profile matters. Many investigations we handle involve alleged securities fraud, benchmark interest-rate manipulation, bribery, money-laundering, breaches of environment law and anti-competitive behaviour.
When a client is visited by the regulators or needs to investigate a part of its own business, we provide, from a single point of contact, a team that tackles all the complex issues that arise. Whether it is pre-investment due diligence, employee disciplinary matters, dealing with the authorities or follow-on litigation, our team provides 360° coverage.
Successfully defending Raoul Weil, former CEO of UBS wealth management division, in a US federal jury trial in which he was acquitted.
Mr Weil was the most senior Swiss banker charged in the US Department of Justice's long-running investigation of Swiss banks and bankers for allegedly assisting US taxpayers in evading billions of dollars of US taxes on assets secretly held in Switzerland.
Represented one of the world’s largest banks in investigations by the US Department of Justice and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the European Commission, and other state and national enforcement authorities into an alleged scheme to manipulate the setting of the Libor, Euribor and other benchmark rates.
Helping a major UK corporate to negotiate the first co-ordinated settlement between them, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the World Bank.
Eric B. Bruce US Head of disputes, litigation and arbitration, and global investigations
Washington, DC, New York