Regulators are exercising their powers more frequently and vigorously. They have become more active in both investigations and enforcement. Our team has a thorough knowledge of the regulatory landscape, both in Australia and overseas, drawing on expertise developed over our long history of defending clients in white collar crime matters. We have extensive experience dealing with investigations and associated proceedings brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Taxation Office, in dealing with supporting agencies such as the Australian Federal Police, and in assisting clients respond to Royal Commissions and other Inquiries.
We have an unparalleled reputation for formulating bespoke strategies to expertly manage the risks arising from an investigation and any prosecution, to defend and protect our clients’ rights and, where possible, to resolve matters efficiently. We also offer media management expertise to manage adverse publicity following a regulator's actions.
ABL is a member of Fraudnet, the world's leading network of law firms specialising in fraud, asset-tracing and recovery, money laundering and cybercrime.
White collar crime services
Advising individuals and corporations in relation to:
- corporate governance, taxation and securities related crimes, including fraud and insider trading;
- criminal cartel conduct;
- foreign bribery;
- misappropriation of funds; and
- other Corporations Act contraventions.