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Regulatory investigations. Allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption. Sanctions and money laundering. Whistle-blower complaints. Dawn raids. Multinational corporations and their executives face a growing range of threats to their business and reputations.

If you get hit, you're going to need a strong investigative team. According to Global Investigations Review 100, 2015 (GIR), we are "One of the world's best investigations and white-collar practices." We work with you to manage the issues and limit their impact on your business. 

Our strength lies in managing the overall impact ― often with a multijurisdictional element. Our award-winning team handles asset recovery and issues relating to enforcement, whistle-blowing, bribery and corruption investigations, criminal liability, regulatory violations, and tax investigations. We are adept at pursuing claims against a company's executive board, and we can implement internal policies and compliance programs. 

Local matters often give rise to international legal risk and investigations. Our team is experienced in handling cross-border work, including offshore jurisdictions. We know what is required to handle such issues, having worked in China, Russia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East, freezing assets, or managing the interplay between foreign corruption and local jurisdictions. Our team has been there.

Says GIR 2015, "Few firms can rival Hogan Lovells' size, reputation and experience in the investigations space."

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Representative experience

Acting on behalf of BTA Bank, Kazakhstan's largest bank, in asset recovery litigation concerning US$6bn, the largest such case in the UK in 2013.

Advising a Fortune 200 company regarding an investigation by the DOJ and SEC into allegations that it paid bribes to secure a contract in China and similar allegations elsewhere.

Defending a pharma company on a substantial U.S. federal criminal investigation in connection with the promotion, marketing, and sale of one of its drugs.

Undertaking an internal investigation of Eletrobras, the largest electric company in Brazil, of allegations related to the Petrobras “Lava Jato” scandal.

Acting for Air Canada in the European Commission's air cargo cartel investigation and related private U.S. and UK litigation.

Investigating management responsibility for the delays to the A380, Airbus’ flagship twin-deck airliner.

We represented a private European bank regarding a Financial Services Authority (FSA) investigation into the adequacy of its anti-corruption control.

We advised a client in connection with an investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into suspected overseas corruption.

We advised a multinational financial institution regarding a City of London Police investigation into alleged foreign corrupt business practices.

We advised a European paper mill producer regarding strategy and legal action in an internal fraud investigation in China.

We successfully represented one of the world's largest, most recognizable companies when they were barred from contracting with the U.S. government.

We conducted internal reviews of payments for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company

Our team advised one of the world's largest insurers in connection with an inquiry by the U.S. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.


Ranked Fifth

Global Investigations Review "GIR30"


Law Firm of the Year for Dispute Resolution

JUVE Awards


Bronze Award for White Collar Crime

Palmares des Avocats


Tier 1 for Corporate Crime (including Fraud, Bribery, and Corruption)

The Legal 500 UK


Tier 1 for Fraud (Civil)

The Legal 500 UK


Band 1 for Fraud: Civil

Chambers UK


Germany Compliance Band 2

Chambers Europe


Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year

Chambers Global Awards


Global Dispute of the Year and UK Litigation of the Year: Grand Prize

The American Lawyer Awards


Government Investigations Firm of the Year

LMG Life Sciences Awards

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