Fraud and Investigations
It's an unfortunate fact of life today: the incidence and complexity of fraud is increasing. This is perhaps inevitable in light of the globalisation of business and prevalence of technology. Complexity lies not just in the means of executing the fraud but also in the structures used to hide and launder the proceeds.
There is however help at hand. Osborne Clarke's fraud and investigations team is ideally placed to meet this challenge. Our multi-disciplinary team comprises experienced litigation, regulatory, insolvency and employment lawyers. As well as the requisite breadth of experience, we also have sufficient strength in depth to handle very large matters that often require urgent action in order to protect assets or evidence of wrongdoing. We have a network of foreign offices and relations with foreign law firms in order to assist with tasks overseas. And of course our lawyers are themselves experienced at working in foreign jurisdictions, for example obtaining freezing or asset tracing injunctions in local courts or investigating events occurring overseas.
Most of our work is acting for financial institutions, corporate clients or insolvency practitioners. However, we have also represented governmental bodies such as the UK Department of Trade and Industry.