BCL partners, Michael Drury and Richard Reichman examine some of the issues in corporate investigations laws and regulations – including internal investigation, self-disclosure to enforcement authorities, investigation process, confidentiality and attorney-client privileges – in England and Wales for International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Investigations 2019.
You can read the England and Wales chapter of ICLG: Corporate Investigations 2019* authored by BCL Solicitors here.
BCL partner, Michael Drury has a diverse practice, ranging from extradition (where he has successfully represented senior Ministers and others in former Soviet Union states, defeating extradition claims and securing the removal of and preventing the issue of Red Notices) to representing individuals in regulatory proceedings brought by the FCA (in LIBOR and other matters); acting in criminal investigations by the SFO (including for corporates and individuals in bribery and corruption cases, and in LIBOR); acting in investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office (in the spin off from NCA investigations into ‘blagging’); and representing individuals in arenas as wide ranging as the Metropolitan Police investigation into the alleged involvement of British officials in the transfer of individuals to Libya under the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to fraud investigations by a variety of police forces in England and Wales.
BCL partner, Richard Reichman specialises in corporate crime, financial crime and regulatory investigations. He has extensive experience in a broad range of regulatory offences, such as health and safety (generally following major or fatal incidents), environmental, food safety, fire safety and trading, as well as financial offences such as fraud, bribery, insider dealing and money laundering. He also regularly deals with related matters such as restraint, confiscation and civil recovery of the proceeds of crime. Richard has particular experience in cases involving cyber-crime (for example, computer specific offences such as hacking) or a technological dimension. He has acted for victims of cybersecurity breaches and advises regarding data protection issues falling within the scope of the Information Commissioner’s Office. He advises regarding UK surveillance powers, such as the interception of communications and the disclosure of communications data.
*Reproduced with permission from Global Legal Group. This article was first published in December 2018. For further information please visit www.glgroup.co.uk.