Fraud & Corporate Criminal Defence
CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni has a deep experience in assisting clients in complex business matters, facing an ever-evolving body of law and regulations, in an increasingly composite environment of new legislation and regulatory regime. We have a strong business crime capability which covers both the defence in relation to criminal prosecutions or investigations and compliance advice. We assist both corporations and individuals (corporate officers, directors and employees) in criminal proceedings and investigations arising from a full range of crimes as briberies and corruptions, money laundering, tax offences, environmental and safety offences, insider trading and market manipulation, and, in general, crimes in the economic, industrial and commercial fields. We also assist our clients in civil litigation involving allegations of criminal misconduct or other types of malfeasance. We have specific competence to assist and represent Italian and foreign companies in matters related on the liability of companies for crimes committed by their representatives and employees, introduced in Italy by Decree 231/01, and advising clients about corporate compliance strategies. We conduct internal investigations for corporations that have discovered suspected misconduct by their employees, involving acts that directly victimize the company or give rise to potential civil or criminal liability (corporate liability, provided by Italian Decree 231/01, antitrust or environmental crimes, etc.). Thanks to the vast expertise of our professionals, we provide assistance in developing and implementing of corporate compliance programs, for preventing employee negligence and misconduct that directly victimizes the corporation or gives rise to civil or criminal liability. We are experts in defending clients in regulatory proceedings brought by State and authorities, such as Consob or Anti-Trust authority.