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Business criminal law / White collar crimes

In an increasingly interconnected world, prosecutors, regulators, shareholders, journalists and civil society groups all seek to hold corporations and their senior executives accountable for allegedly unlawful and unethical conduct. The issues facing these corporations and executives are often cross-jurisdictional or involve concurrent questions of civil, criminal and regulatory law.

No matter the subject of the allegation, a mismanaged response can result in significant financial, logistical and reputational harm. When issues arise, it is critical that the facts are established quickly, practical legal advice is given, and (where necessary) remedial action is taken promptly.

Eversheds Sutherland’s global team of 220 lawyers can advise you on how to engage effectively and swiftly with investigations, prosecutions and enforcement actions. We have extensive experience advising businesses on how to respond to allegations of misconduct and, where appropriate, on seeking redress for any harm caused to them. 

Our team helps clients manage a crisis, provide guidance through an investigation and provide advice on becoming fully compliant with specific regulations wherever in the world you operate.

Our services include:

representing clients in criminal proceedings at the pre-trial and trial stages. In this respect, we advised: 
members of the management boards of commercial companies on matters relating to capital fraud activities to the detriment of companies, acting to the detriment of creditors, as well as conducting inaccurate documentation
hospital employees and representatives of companies from pharmaceutical sector on matters relating to forgery, breach of trust as well as corruption crimes
members of the management boards of commercial companies and accountants on matters concerning penal-fiscal crimes
members of the management boards of commercial companies and public officials in cases of corruption, including bid rigging
members of the management boards of commercial companies and persons performing managerial functions in matters relating to accidents at work
commercial companies in matters relating to fraud and misappropriation of entrusted property of great value by their employees to the detriment of companies
conducting internal audits in the field of anti-corruption regulations
developing compliance programmes in order to improve functioning of economic entities and to detect irregularities that may amount to criminal offence, as well as prevent them from occurring in the future
conducting FCPA, UK Bribery Act and the Polish anti-corruption regulations training.
  • helping companies to manage corporate crime risk and respond to allegations, investigations and criminal prosecution.
  • representing clients in criminal proceedings at the pre-trial and trial stages. In this respect, we advised:   
    • members of the management boards of commercial companies on matters relating to capital fraud activities to the detriment of companies, acting to the detriment of creditors, as well as conducting inaccurate documentation
    • hospital employees and representatives of companies from pharmaceutical sector on matters relating to forgery, breach of trust as well as corruption crimes
    • members of the management boards of commercial companies and accountants on matters concerning penal-fiscal crimes
    • members of the management boards of commercial companies and public officials in cases of corruption, including bid rigging
    • members of the management boards of commercial companies and persons performing managerial functions in matters relating to accidents at work
    • commercial companies in matters relating to fraud and misappropriation of entrusted property of great value by their employees to the detriment of companies
  • conducting internal audits in the field of anti-corruption regulations
  • representing clients faced with criminal tax investigations 
  • developing compliance programmes in order to improve functioning of economic entities and to detect irregularities that may amount to criminal offence, as well as prevent them from occurring in the future
  • conducting FCPA, UK Bribery Act and the Polish anti-corruption regulations training.

 

 

 

 

Maciej Jóźwiak

Anna Derdak