Corporate clients, in particular, increasingly look to instruct a team which can cater holistically for the different strands of criminal, regulatory and civil action which are now a regular feature of modern criminal enforcement.
The corporate and business crime team at Matrix, described by the directories as ‘smart, commercially aware and tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best in the business’, possesses some of today’s most renowned practitioners in the field. A leading set in this area, our members have ’a depth of talent’, at both junior and senior level, adept at handling cross-border and SFO, HMRC, FCA and DOJ investigations as well as internal investigations.
The team regularly operates at the forefront of this complex area of law. Matrix members have appeared recently in defining cases such as the first prosecution of a bank for breaches of money laundering regulations, the Supreme Court test case on the jurisdictional reach of SFO powers, and the appellate review of unexplained wealth orders.
In addition, members have appeared in many of the most important corporate crime trials to date, including Alstom, Barclays, ENRC, Euribor, Libor, Rolls Royce and Tesco. Their wealth of expertise places them in high demand for both heavyweight trial and appellate work, as well as during the critical investigative stages.
Members are recognised for their expertise in multi-jurisdictional cases. The team is active in Hong Kong, the Middle East, the Caribbean and the Channel Islands among others and has extensive experience of dealing with other key jurisdictions, such as the USA and Russia.
Members of the business crime team are regularly instructed by a range of bodies and persons including multinational corporations, private equity groups, banks, traders, directors, City firms, regulators, prosecuting authorities, professional bodies, government departments and foreign governments.
Our cross-disciplinary team has a unique and unparalleled range of supplementary skills to support their criminal expertise, offering a service that can accommodate all aspects of the most complex and multi-faceted cases including: public law, civil fraud, financial services, regulatory and other disciplinary action, sanctions services, reputation management, extradition and mutual legal assistance. The team has experience in the strategic utilisation of international law and members are regularly called upon to advise and act in proceedings throughout the common law community, the wider global community and before the Privy Council.