Internal investigations and compliance

Our team advises companies on triggering and implementing internal investigations, in particular following whistleblower reports. We also assist them in submitting investigation reports requested by the judicial authorities, and in improving their compliance programme (Sapin II law).

Our lawyers assist in particular managers and employees in exercising their specific “rights of defence” in internal investigations.

Our partners’ recent experience 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.