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Investigations, Corporate Crime and Fraud


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Our experts in investigations, corporate crime and fraud advise clients on all aspects of civil, criminal and regulatory risk in the BVI, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla. We advise and act in regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings, and where necessary, criminal prosecutions.

Overview

Harneys brings unrivalled expertise in investigations, corporate crime and fraud. We advise clients on all aspects of civil, criminal and regulatory risk in the BVI, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla. Our extensive experience of cross-border international disputes and regulatory proceedings assists international companies across the world.

We regularly advise and act in regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings, and where necessary, criminal prosecutions. Within the jurisdictions in which we operate, our lawyers assist clients on matters relating to investigations, asset tracing and recovery, data protection, money laundering, corruption and more.

Clients receive unparalleled results and the utmost discretion while working with Harneys. Regardless of client jurisdiction, we navigate both local and international laws and regulations to resolve the matter at hand as quickly and efficiently as possible.
 

Services

  • Investigations, asset tracing and asset recovery
  • Obtaining of documentary evidence, statements and witness testimony
  • Registration of foreign forfeiture and confiscation orders
  • Grant of freezing and charging orders
  • Disclosure Orders
  • Directors’ offences and liabilities
  • Cross-border co-operation, data protection and confidentiality
  • Money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions
  • Bribery and corruption

More Information

Harneys advises clients around the world on all aspects of civil, criminal and regulatory risk in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla.
 

Investigations, Asset Tracing and Recovery

Global regulators are using ever-increasing powers of investigation, including requests for information. We advise clients including onshore law firms, forensic accountants and investigation firms, on all aspects of BVI, Cayman, Cyprus and Anguilla law that are relevant to multi-jurisdictional investigations, whether internal or regulatory. We have acted in numerous fraud and asset tracing claims in both civil litigation and insolvency contexts. These actions have included urgent applications for disclosure, freezing and receivership orders.
 

Cross-border Co-operation, Data Protection and Confidentiality

We understand the unprecedented level of co-operation among international enforcement authorities requires clients to adopt a coordinated, multinational approach, and provide a dedicated advisory service to our clients to ensure that they are aware of the extensive powers of local regulators and authorities in the jurisdictions in which we operate. We advise our clients on the powers of local regulators to obtain evidence in support of foreign investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings, the exchange of tax information, the taking of evidence in civil and commercial matters, and the seizure of proceeds of criminal property, and the sharing of information in relation to corruption offences. We act for our clients in judicial review proceedings, matters concerning the obtaining of documentary evidence, statements and witness testimony, the registration of foreign forfeiture and confiscation orders, the grant of freezing and charging orders and any other aspect of the mutual legal assistance regime that impacts our clients.
 

Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Sanctions

We advise our clients on all aspects of local anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions legislation, and regularly act in both civil and criminal proceedings. On behalf of our clients, we engage with local regulators and enforcement authorities in the jurisdictions in which we operate in. We assist our clients with local law aspects of cross border enforcement proceedings, including acting for them in matters pertaining to letters of request, restraint orders, disclosure orders, search and seizure orders, account monitoring orders, customer information orders and production orders.
 

Bribery and Corruption

We advise clients on offences under local criminal statutes including applicable corruption and bribery legislation and act in relation to enforcement proceedings brought by local regulators and prosecuting authorities. We assist onshore law firms with local advice in the jurisdictions in which we operate in, including advice on the sharing of information in relation to corruption offences.

Contacts

Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite

Managing Partner
London
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Aki Corsoni-Husain
Aki Corsoni-Husain

Partner
Cyprus
Ian Mann
Ian Mann

Partner
Hong Kong
Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo

Counsel
British Virgin Islands
Deirdre  MacNamara
Deirdre MacNamara

Senior Associate
London
Fleur O'Driscoll
Fleur O'Driscoll

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Dhanshuklal Vekaria
Dhanshuklal Vekaria

Associate
Cayman Islands
Andreas Erotocritou
Andreas Erotocritou

Consultant
Cyprus
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