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Risk & Investigations

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Our specialist teams advise on compliance, investigations and claims, from the development and improvement of compliance controls and systems, including embedding those procedures into the corporate culture, through to investigating issues when they go wrong and defending clients before regulators, prosecutors and in civil proceedings arising from the same issues.”

Our team spans a number of key practice areas, including financial crime, employment, financial services enforcement, competition, data protection, health and safety, environment, sanctions and professional and clinical risks. Through CMS' extensive global network, we can also provide you with seamless advice on cross-border issues.

You can find out about how CMS can help you by visiting the pages below:

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High­lights of our Ex­per­i­ence in Risk & In­vest­ig­a­tions in the UK
A multi-na­tion­al and rap­idly grow­ing tech­no­logy com­pany on es­tab­lish­ing in­tern­al guidelines and con­trols to en­sure that they did not breach sanc­tions and money-laun­der­ing rules.Co­ordin­at­ing a re­view, over­haul and im­ple­ment­a­tion of a glob­al policy for
Risk & In­vest­ig­a­tions Ser­vice
Fraud, cor­rup­tion, tax eva­sion and money laun­der­ing are is­sues high on the pub­lic, polit­ic­al and en­force­ment agen­das around the world. Reg­u­lat­ory and trade bod­ies’ more strin­gent re­stric­tions and trans­par­ency re­quire­ments aimed at curb­ing cor­por­ate c


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10 September 2020
Priv­ilege: What you need to know
Priv­ilege - what you need to know - CMS guide. You can find out more and down­load the guide here.
22 July 2020
The SFO se­cures ap­prov­al of its eighth DPA with G4S Care and Justice Ser­vices...
On 17 Ju­ly 2020, Mr Justice Wil­li­am Dav­is ap­proved a de­ferred pro­sec­u­tion agree­ment (“DPA”) between G4S Care and Justice Ser­vices (UK) Ltd (“G4S”) and the Ser­i­ous Fraud Of­fice (“SFO”). This...
1 June 2020
The Ver­dict
Wel­come to the Spring/Sum­mer 2020 edi­tion of the Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on the over­haul of crim­in­al sen­ten­cing in Monaco com­ing in­to force in May 2020.
06 July 2020
Ser­afin v Malk­iewicz - un­fair tri­als and the pub­lic in­terest de­fence in...
The Su­preme Court’s judg­ment in Ser­afin v Malk­iewicz and oth­ers [2020] UK­SC 23 is not­able for two reas­ons: It up­held the trenchant cri­ti­cism made by the Court of Ap­peal of the first in­stance judge,...
November 2019
The Ver­dict
Wel­come to the Spring 2019 edi­tion of the Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime.
25 May 2020
Private pro­sec­u­tions: The be­gin­ning of the end for Nor­wich Phar­mac­al re­lief?
Back­ground Burford Cap­it­al Lim­ited (“Burford”), a lit­ig­a­tion fun­der, is lis­ted on the Lon­don Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Mar­ket (“AIM”) (a wholly owned sub­si­di­ary of the Lon­don Stock Ex­change) (the...
01 October 2019
CMS Emer­gency Re­sponse Sup­port Line
CM­S' ded­ic­ated re­sponse team is avail­able 24 hours a day to help cli­ents to lim­it their ex­pos­ure fol­low­ing an emer­gency in­cid­ent.
09 April 2020
Latest UWO judg­ment shows that the checks and bal­ances built in­to the pro­cess...
In an in­ter­est­ing and im­port­ant judg­ment, on 8 April 2020, Lang J gran­ted the ap­plic­a­tions of the re­spond­ents in NCA v An­drew Baker, Villa Magna Found­a­tion and oth­ers [2020] EWHC 822 (Ad­min) to dis­charge...
May 2019
The Ver­dict
Round-up of cor­por­ate crime de­vel­op­ments across CMS jur­is­dic­tion­s'
06 April 2020
OF­SI’s first multi-mil­lion pound sanc­tions fine - a trend to­wards in­creas­ing...
In­tro­duc­tion The Of­fice of Fin­an­cial Sanc­tions Im­ple­ment­a­tion (“OF­SI”) was cre­ated as a sep­ar­ate unit of HM Treas­ury in 2016 to en­sure that fin­an­cial sanc­tions im­posed by the EU and the UK gov­ern­ment...
08 March 2019
For over 25 years, our CMS Risk and In­vest­ig­a­tions group has been a lead­er in the UK and Europe in spe­cial­ist en­vir­on­ment leg­al ser­vices and ad­vice. Find out more.
04 February 2020
Eng­lish High Court rules in cy­ber in­sur­ance case that cryptoassets are...
The re­cent Com­mer­cial Court case of AA v Per­sons Un­known[1] con­sidered the leg­al status of cryptoassets as per­son­al prop­erty un­der Eng­lish law. In a sig­ni­fic­ant judg­ment ad­opt­ing the po­s­i­tion held by...