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Business & Regulatory Crime and Commercial Fraud

Fraud _2192828Owen White & Catlin’s Business Crime & Commercial Fraud team are specialists in the Bribery Act 2010, Fraud Act 2006, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Money Laundering Regulations 2007, fraud prevention, bribery compliance, in investigating and defending white collar crime and commercial fraud.

Our areas of specialism cover:

  • Bribery Act 2010 – adequate procedures advice, risk assessments, policies and procedures, due diligence and training 
  • Fraud Act 2006 – internal corporate investigations, self-reporting and the defence of companies, directors, managers in fraud prosecutions
  • Proceeds of Crime Act – advice on suspicious activity reporting and authorised disclosures; and the defence of civil recovery proceedings
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2007 - compliance and due diligence advice; investigations into breaches and remedial advice
  • Commercial fraud and asset recovery
  • SFO investigations and prosecutions
  • FSA investigations and financial crime
  • HMRC criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • OFT criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Police investigations and CPS/COPFS prosecutions
  • Internal investigations and self-reporting
  • Compliance and fraud prevention
  • Health & Safety
  • Environmental – breaches of waste transport/disposal
  • Trading Standards
  • Food Safety
  • RSPCA Investigations

The use of specialist government agencies, the introduction of new regulatory powers and a developing sophistication and use of technology have resulted in an increase in the detection and prosecution of business crime. Coinciding with this, Owen White & Catlin has enjoyed a growing reputation for successfully defending those accused of so-called "white collar" fraud.