Our White Collar Investigation and Criminal Defence practice provides individuals, corporations, and multinationals with best-in-class representation in often both sensitive and high-stakes matters.
In delivering our White Collar and Business Crime Investigations service, our team provides services, including regulatory and internal investigations. We advise boards and management in high level cases which may involve employee or other stake holder allegations, or regulator inquiries or full-blown investigations into allegations, malfeasance or business crimes. We conduct compliance investigations, fraud consulting and asset tracing. We also conduct third parties, agents and consultants relationship reviews as well as procurement and competitive tendering reviews and investigations.
The team has represented several clients in investigations by various government authorities. We have worked to avoid criminal indictment or to defend against charges for corporate malfeasance, personal indictments and criminal liability charges against individuals or senior personnel.
With our offices located in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, we provide quick and effective interventions and representation to clients facing sudden, potential and /or significant exposure to civil and criminal liability.
We invite you to contact Adeolu Idowu, email@example.com for further information or a proposal on our White-Collar Investigations service.
White Collar & Business Crime Investigations SUBPRACTICES
Our team is able to deploy our considerable credibility with enforcement authorities in Nigeria and through alliances, in Africa on behalf of our clients. We have helped clients navigate complex or unfamiliar regulatory challenges, whether criminal or civil. Our government investigation team includes seasoned defence lawyers. Our 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 within the ambit of the law.
Our team of cross-disciplinary lawyers have experience conducting investigations and advising on several white-collar crime regulatory frameworks, including fraud and anti-corruption laws, banking statutes, financial regulations, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing laws. Whether allegations involve bribery, financial fraud, political corruption, criminal tax, or other unique matters, we have a seasoned and effective team to defend our client’s assets, personal freedom of employees, corporate reputations and avoid the erosion of revenue.
We are able to accomplish the goals of internal investigations, regardless of the size or scope. We help clients determine potential exposure, reduce costs, retain customers, restore investor confidence, avoid employee crisis, and limit sanctions where applicable. Our goal is to allow our clients to return to business as normal and as expeditiously as possible.
We manage 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. In addition to the wide range of business risks we support clients to manage, we also advise on sanctions, export controls and securities regulations, all of which are subject to change and the enactment of new regulations under Nigerian law.