Our white collar crime and regulatory compliance team assists clients to solve complex problems and to manage their exposure and reputation in large regulatory disputes and investigations, as well as regulatory prosecutions.
Our senior lawyers are available to guide clients, whether corporations or individuals, when they face crises - from urgent regulatory requests and injunctions that require immediate response and action, to long running complex or sensitive disputes.
Our team has extensive knowledge of regulatory and policy frameworks, and experience in representing clients’ interests to regulators which is underpinned by a focus on reducing and managing risk by reference to each client's individual risk tolerances, while protecting our clients' commercial and reputational interests.
We advise on a broad range of matters involving ASIC, the ACCC, ICAC and the TGA.
Our experience includes:
- Criminal prosecutions in relation to financial crime, including specifically in relation to allegations of foreign bribery, foreign influence, insider trading, market manipulation and workplace deaths
- AFP, ASIC, ACCC and TGA investigations, both in the early stages of investigation as well as in subsequent proceedings involving the regulator
- Responding to ASIC Section 19 Notices and assisting clients at examinations
- Investigation and enquiries before parliamentary commissions including anti-corruption commissions as well as bespoke commissions of enquiry
- Defending an individual charged with foreign bribery by the Australian Federal Police, the first foreign bribery trial under section 70.2 of the Criminal Code (Cth) to run to verdict, in which the individual was acquitted
- Defending an individual in the first foreign interference prosecution in Australia