DLA Piper Global Law Firm
Served as counsel to former Senator and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and worked alongside staff from The Cohen Group in support of his independent review of the US EPA's evaluation of the environmental risks potentially posed by mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. The investigation culminated in a 346-page public report which details the investigative process, sets out a factual record, and provides Secretary Cohen’s recommendations for policymakers.
Acting for a global healthcare organisation on an internal investigation into two business units regarding the suspicion of antitrust violations (price arrangements, internal market issues) and criminal offences (bid rigging, fraud to the detriment of doctors and hospitals), and disclosure to and contact with the Cartel authorities and Public Prosecutor's Offices. The investigation included reviewing of employees' email accounts, dealer arrangements, employee incentive arrangements, interviewing numerous employees and management, taking remedial actions including dismissal of management and other disciplinary actions.
Advising a Consultancy firm on an investigation into kidnapping in Sudan, allegations that the kidnap and rescue negotiators acted negligently, involved interviews conducted in multiple locations throughout Africa, including Sudan, South Africa, and additional interviews in London, North Carolina and Washington DC, with court hearings in New York.
Advising two senior officers of an Australian-based regional provider of engineering services across Asia in respect of allegations of inappropriate payments in tender processes for major infrastructure projects in Vietnam in the period 2006-8 and in the Philippines in the period 2006-2010.
Advising a publically listed Chinese fertiliser company regarding investigations in Canada, China and Mongolia related to accounting irregularities. Also represented the client in responding to the related investigation by the Ontario Securities Commission and the TSX.
Representing a multinational conglomerate in two criminal antitrust investigations by the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division and involved in follow-along civil litigation in Japan, the UK, and the United States.
Investigating and advising on sanction proceedings for a leading European independent investment bank before the AMF regarding compliance issues and insider dealing.
Representing a major Australian bank in large scale and complex investigations by both the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) concerning trading practices in the $5.3 trillion dollar per day international foreign currency exchange market, over a 6 year period.
Advising an international insurance and financial services organisation and conducting a global internal investigation covering all of its subsidiaries across more than 30 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, to determine whether or not there were any potential OFAC investigations.
Investigating on behalf of a food manufacturer, whistle-blower reports about alleged irregularities surrounding a tender in an African country and the possibility of corrupt payments to government officials. The internal investigation covered six jurisdictions.
Advising a listed global provider of consumer products in respect of integrity and compliance issues raised by a UAE-based whistleblower and conducting the related investigation. Additionally advised on all Middle East aspects of a wide-ranging global compliance and integrity review across multiple jurisdictions.
Assisting a major Asia based global transportation company in relation to a series of regulatory and criminal interventions that have regulatory impact in markets within and outside of Asia, including assisting with their internal investigations and responding to regulator inquiries.