Bribery & Corruption

If you suspect someone in your organisation or a competitor is engaging in corrupt practises such as paying or receiving bribes, or you are facing criminal investigation for your business activities, The Khan Partnership's serious fraud lawyers will act quickly to protect your best interests and safeguard your business anywhere in the world.

Bribery & Corruption

If you suspect someone in your organisation or a competitor is engaging in corrupt practises such as paying or receiving bribes, or you are facing criminal investigation for your business activities, The Khan Partnership's serious fraud lawyers will act quickly to protect your best interests and safeguard your business anywhere in the world.

Empowered by the Bribery Act 2010, UK enforcement agencies including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the City of London Police are clamping down on those suspected of paying bribes, facilitating payments or engaging in improper hospitality practises. The Bribery Act has far reaching consequences and is of extra territorial effect capturing misconduct both in the UK and worldwide. It holds organisations liable for the conduct of their employees and extends to others working with a business such as external consultants. 

Those found guilty face up to 10 years’ imprisonment, unlimited fines and potentially irreparable reputational damage.

We understand the stakes are high. Our international links and multi-jurisdictional expertise in dealing with UK and overseas enforcement agencies including the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAFF) means we are very well placed to defend investigations and prosecutions.

We have successfully defended numerous allegations of corruption, resulting in preventing criminal charges being brought against our clients and minimising reputational harm. 

In cases where our clients have suspected bribery or corruption in their organisation we have conducted internal investigations and have assisted clients in self-reporting to the SFO where necessary. We have advised on the recently introduced UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) regime.

For clients who have fallen victim to bribery or corruption, we have helped them take appropriate action in the courts to trace and recover misappropriated assets remedying anti-competitive and unfair commercial practices.

Please see our bribery and corruption case studies for more information about our work in this area.