Our Corporate Crime Group has extensive experience dealing with law enforcement agencies in Ireland and globally, as well as other investigative and prosecutorial bodies and regulators. Our experience extends to the defence and enforcement of regulatory and criminal breaches and our lawyers act for clients at all stages of regulatory and criminal enforcement processes from investigation to prosecution, including addressing the increasing commercial, regulatory and reputational risks which can arise in this area.

The Corporate Crime Group are heavily involved in numerous international organisations, including:

  • FraudNet – an international network of fraud litigation specialists founded by the International Chamber of Commerce
  • TRACE – global anti-bribery organisation
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association – an international coalition of women lawyers and other professionals with relevant expertise in the corporate sphere

 

 

Relevant Experience

  • Acting in the defence of criminal investigations and prosecutions, including in prosecutions arising from workplace fatalities and accidents, prosecutions relating to the treatment and shipment of waste and a prosecution arising from a gas leak
  • Advising an online seller in relation to cross-border fraudulent activity on its online seller account with a large retailer, including advising on Irish and US offences
  • Advising on Irish anti-bribery/anti-corruption legislation, including in respect of client loyalty programmes, the implications for overseas contracts, and on employee handbooks, procedures and policies
  • Advising a foreign sovereign state regarding the freezing of €100m by An Garda Síochána (the Irish police) under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010, which represented the alleged proceeds of crimes committed against that state
  • Advising on Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) requests, including: advising a UK client on an MLAT request from An Garda Síochána (the Irish police) in relation to providing a statement in respect of a criminal investigation into Anglo Irish Bank; advising a US client on an MLAT request from the Italian authorities in respect of documentation allegedly held by two Irish registered media companies; and advising a client in respect of a dawn raid on foot of orders obtained through the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008 in respect of alleged tax evasion offences arising from the cum-ex trade scandal