Internal investigations and compliance

The firm is involved in risk management to prevent corruption, money laundering, terrorism financing and human rights violations.

Our lawyers assist their clients in the context of internal investigations and in the implementation of their compliance program in response to current legislative requirements (Loi Sapin II, Loi sur le devoir de vigilance, international sanctions, etc.).

The firm also assists its clients before regulatory authorities such as French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers – AMF), French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence Française Anticorruption – AFA) and French Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence).

Our partners’ recent experience in internal investigations includes:

  • counsel to an executive of a French food company in an internal investigation relating to alleged acts of complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity in Central Africa;
  • counsel to a French IT company in relation to anti-corruption legislation and international sanctions;
  • counsel to a former director of public affairs of a distribution group in the context of an internal investigation relating to suspected corruption.