Compliance has become a key concept, not only in the financial sector, but in the business community at large. Companies are increasingly adopting preventative measures to identify and resolve potential criminal, regulatory and compliance issues at the earliest possible stage.
The requirements of legislators and regulators have markedly intensified in recent years. Companies and organisations that do not comply with their obligations may experience adverse consequences in terms of image and maybe exposed to criminal or corporate law proceedings. NautaDutilh is one of the select few large law firms with a Fraud & White-Collar Crime practice group.
Our lawyers resolve issues concerning insider trading, market abuse, compliance, internal investigations (including recovery), criminal and corporate law proceedings, auditing regulations, disciplinary cases, fraud and anti-corruption legislation (including the UK Bribery Act and FCPA), sanction legislation, anti-money-laundering legislation, tax fraud and cybercrime. We assist companies and organisations preventively, before rules may have been breached, but we also offer support in the aftermath, where a breach has been established.
For more than twenty-five years, we've served clients with expertise that combines financial economic sanction law and administrative law. Cross border issues regularly occur in our practice.
Some examples of our track record as trusted advisor include:
- Acting in high profile insider-trading cases, including a case concerning a former CEO of a listed company;
- Negotiating the largest settlement ever in a criminal case on behalf of a client in the food industry, following an accounting scandal that attracted international attention;
- Conducting and advising on internal investigations for clients in multiple industry sectors including banking, agrifood, life science, accountancy, housing co-operatives, real estate and energy;
- Advising a major Dutch bank on negotiations with U.S. regulators;
- Representing a professional football organisation in various tax-related criminal proceedings relating to player transfer fees; and
- Representing various major accountancy firms with regard to enforcement by regulators at home and abroad.