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Legal complexity surrounding aspects of business can make it necessary for corporates to seek help from those specialising in managing corporate wrongdoing investigations and dealing with the relevant agencies.

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Companies must do everything possible to avoid the hugely-damaging effects of business crime.

Many business matters can involve complex legal issues, a number of law enforcement agencies and various countries. Modern business is more regulated, more global and more closely scrutinised than ever before. Companies face ever more obligations - and the prospect of large penalties for not meeting them.

This is why companies must seek help from experts in managing corporate wrongdoing investigations as soon as a problem is identified. Rahman Ravelli is recognised nationally and internationally as being among an elite group of firms that can offer the best advice in this field.

Any company that is investigated needs to seek immediate assistance from recognised corporate crime experts; who know how and when to challenge and negotiate with law enforcement agencies, wherever in the world the alleged wrongdoing was committed.

And if a company believes it has had financial wrongdoing committed against it, issues such as an internal investigation, reporting the matter to the authorities, taking civil action to recover losses or bringing a private prosecution will also require informed advice from experts who work solely in this area of law.

It is unrealistic for a company to expect its general counsel to be able to manage all this. Having access to the relevant expertise can be a huge asset in such circumstances.

The Value of the Right Response

A quick, informed response can minimise the potential for damage. We provide that response.

We tailor a team of experts to work with a company and its in-house counsel to ensure that all matters surrounding an investigation - or the possibility of one - are managed and coordinated in the company’s best interests.

Our wide range of skills and expertise – which a quick tour of this website will make clear – ensures we can successfully conduct every aspect of an investigation for a client.

From carrying out internal investigations through to offering informed advice on the steps to take and negotiating with law enforcement agencies here and abroad, we bring our expertise to work for you. This allows you to keep functioning as normal. A company’s general counsel can continue with their regular workload while we manage the more potentially damaging issues that may arise.

Matters such as an inability to prevent internal wrongdoing, trading abroad and mergers and acquisitions can all produce legal and regulatory problems that require an immediate, appropriate response. We ensure that your response is the one that obtains the best outcome possible.

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Nicola is known for her fraud, civil recovery and business crime expertise, her experience of leading the largest financial disputes and multinational investigations and her skills in devising preventative measures and conducting internal investigations for corporates.

They have great client care skills, they know the law and their work rate is extraordinary.
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