White-Collar Crime

Excellent firm very responsive and high quality legal advice in challenging circumstances.
Legal 500, 2024

Our White-Collar Crime practice group advises and defends corporations and their board members and directors in a broad range of criminal matters.

Kinstellar’s practice group includes experienced white-collar crime practitioners across our regions. This team of experts works closely with our Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations practice group, as white-collar crime issues often trigger internal corporate investigations and in situations of companies responding to criminal misconduct conducted by their board members or employees with adequate compliance measures (compliance defence).

We regularly assist companies, their board members, executives, Internal Audit or Compliance functions in all stages of criminal proceedings related mostly to corruption, fraud, cybercrime, money laundering, embezzlement or tax evasion. Apart from criminal defence, we also advise damaged parties in relation to the securing of their rights in criminal proceedings and analysing various commercial transactions in respect of any potential criminal law consequences.

Our White-Collar Crime practice group also acts on matters involving actual or potential enforcement actions in other jurisdictions, notably the US, UK, Germany or Switzerland. Our capabilities include managing complex cross-border investigations, including addressing local law concerns related to FCPA, UK Anti-Bribery Act or the relevant legislation in other jurisdictions.

Our team has substantial experience in advising on high-profile and complex white collar criminal matters such as:

  • public and private corruption
  • financial fraud, securities fraud, insider trading
  • anti-trust violations
  • money laundering, embezzlement
  • cybercrime matters
  • investigations/enforcement proceedings
  • bankruptcy fraud, insurance fraud, tax evasion
  • theft of trade secrets, economic espionage
  • environmental law violations

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