Our lawyers have in the past provided legal advice and representation in respect of high-profile bribery and corruption issues for key multinationals and individuals including: assisting with policies and procedures in the Portuguese parliament, European Parliament, and regulators; risk management with banks; KYC; assisting with investigations; and criminal defense. Our team of lawyers have also performed legal audits and legal due diligence either engaged by buyer or vendor, and have performed background checks on large oil and gas transactions.
We frequently act on complex corruption matters. Our global reach and local presence gives us expertise in local law in nine jurisdictions, and the offices and desks throughout our network work intimately together. Although it might not seem so, this is relevant because corruption investigations are frequently cross-border with various and different applicable legal systems with different regulatory frameworks. Matters like privacy, data protection, employee protection and privilege are differently handled by various legal systems and jurisdictions and our lawyers are able to provide clients with insightful local advice, without losing focus of the bigger picture and the risks to a global business that arise from cross-border investigations. We can easily liaise with regulators across the Portuguese speaking countries on behalf of our clients.
Our network of local counsels that either work for Lex Alliance or with whom we have built good working relationships is the visible side of our experience of working on corruption matters in a local and cross-border environment, and that allow us to offer specialist corruption expertise.