Skadden’s European white collar crime and corporate investigations practice provides wide-ranging advice and representation to corporations and individuals involved in cross-border regulatory investigations and disputes. The practice combines its presence in Europe with Skadden’s deep experience in government investigations, enforcement actions and internal investigations. The firm defends corporations, directors, officers and employees against allegations in various business contexts and at every stage of the investigation and enforcement process. We have resolved a number of complex parallel proceedings involving criminal, civil and administrative components in multiple jurisdictions, in a wide variety of subject areas.

The firm regularly provides guidance on corporate issues, and advises clients regarding the establishment and implementation of business ethics compliance programmes. We frequently provide counsel with respect to specific compliance concerns, including those related to anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, anti-money laundering issues, and trade sanctions and export control issues. Skadden was named Investigations Firm of the Year at the 2015 Who’s Who Legal Awards for the second successive year and is ranked in Tier 1 for Corporate Investigations in The Legal 500 U.K. edition. In 2015, Skadden was named as having one of the top three practices worldwide in Global Investigations Review’s inaugural “GIR 30,” a ranking of leading firms handling internal and government-led investigations.