About the practice:

We have a great deal of experience in conducting internal investigations for companies, including pre– and post– M&A investigations, and investigations triggered by internal reports, media reports and requests by government agencies.

We advise clients on internal investigation issues (for example, fraud, corruption and theft), external investigations by regulators (for example, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Financial Monitoring Service, the Consumer Protection Monitoring Service, the prosecutor’s office and the police), as well as investigations initiated by foreign regulators (for example, the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)).

An internal investigation of a consulting company regarding compliance with anti-money laundering legislation triggered by a request from the Russian Financial Monitoring Service.
Checking a Russian food manufacturer’s compliance with anticorruption legislation prior to its acquisition by an US investor.
An antitrust investigation of a US mobile devices manufacturer and several Russian mobile phone operators.

An internal investigation of a Russian subdivision of a US IT company in connection with employees being suspected of disclosing confidential information to competitors.

Construction of waste processing plants in Russia at a cost of US$350 million – from reviewing investment agreements to matters of criminal, antitrust, administrative and environmental law.
Advising a major US technology firm in connection with due diligence carried out after the acquisition of shares in a Russian company to check compliance with the FCPA.
An internal investigation of an international bank triggered by accusations by UK and US regulators of manipulation of foreign exchange rates, including a review of traders’ correspondence and internal bank documents, as well as interviews with suspected persons.

Advising an independent compliance monitor in connection with the monitoring of an international financial services company with regard to measures taken against fraud and money laundering.
Carrying out an internal investigation of Russian managers of a Scandinavian steel producer who were suspected of corruption.