Depending on the nature of the business and the nature of the wrongdoing, there may also be a need for advice on handling regulatory and criminal investigations. We at Signature are able to assist businesses and individuals with that process, and by taking a lead role in the investigation process we can quickly advise on what legal options are available and ensure an appropriate strategy is in place.
Our lawyers advise clients on dawn raid strategies, allegations of market manipulation, insider dealing, and associated FCA Principles and Listing Rules breaches. We also advise clients in connection with investigations initiated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office.
Our team also has in-depth knowledge of the French market in relation to domestic and international investigations. We can act for corporations, their officers and directors across a range of industries. We regularly handle government and internal investigations into compliance breaches, as well as matters relating to an array of criminal misconduct including corruption, money laundering, market abuse, securities and bank fraud, and tax fraud.
We have substantial experience dealing with various French regulatory and prosecutorial bodies including the Parquet National Financier, Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution and Autorité des Marchés Financiers, as well as US, Hong Kong and Japanese regulatory and prosecutorial organisations.
We also have experience in handling regulatory issues and mandates that involve, or stem from, Gibraltar. Our team can pursue or defend claims involving regulatory entities, and we are also able to act for regulators on the appointment of inspectors resulting from breaches of statutory obligations on a wide range of areas, including professional trusteeship services, pension funds or general corporate mandates.
The Legal 500 recognises that London-based Partner Abdulali Jiwaji is recommended by clients for “financial disputes and regulatory issues” and is praised for being “always on the ball” and having a “good tactical brain”. Chambers Global has described him as being a “technically sound, sensible and robust litigator who always finds practical solutions”.
We also advise clients in seeking applications for judicial review.