White Collar & Investigation SUBPRACTICES

Government Investigation

We leverage our unique and considerable credibility with enforcement authorities in Nigeria, Africa on behalf of our clients, and we help clients navigate complex or unfamiliar regulatory challenges, whether criminal or civil. Our government investigation team includes seasoned defence lawyers who are leaders in this area. Our first priority is to resolve problems with no charges filed, and avoid litigation or adverse publicity. We advise on cultural nuances with the benefit of local language skills, coordinate regulatory settlements and manage legal risk and compliance.

Fraud and Anti-Corruption

Our team of cross-disciplinary lawyers spans several white-collar crime regulatory frameworks, including fraud, anti-corruption laws, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and anti-terror financing laws. Whether allegations involve bribery, financial fraud, political corruption, financial fraud, criminal tax or other unique matters, we defend our clients when personal freedom, reputations and livelihoods are at stake.

Internal Investigation

We have a proven track record of accomplishing the goals of an internal investigation, regardless of the size or scope. We help clients determine potential exposure, reduce costs, retain customers, restore investor confidence or avoid or limit sanctions. Our goal is to allow our clients to return to business as normal as expeditiously as possible, and we are thoroughly experienced in strategy, planning and risk management.

Risk Management and Compliance

Our top legal risk and compliance team regularly handles a wide array of complex, high-stakes matters.  We assess the risks and nuances arising from investigations and enforcement actions.  Our experience covers all phases of legal risk management planning, from corporate compliance to regulatory enforcement. We advise on sanctions, export controls and securities regulations, all of which are subject to change under Nigerian law.