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White Collar and Corporate Crime

Our in-country and global teams help clients manage emerging problems, providing guidance through national and international investigations and advising on compliance with specific regulations in Africa and around the world. 

Regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies globally are more powerful than ever, showing greater willingness to use their powers to enforce ethical practice and ensure that new measures are observed. Prudent companies are taking a strategic end-to-end view of the legal and regulatory environments in which they operate. 

Our team works with clients to ensure they are aware of recent changes in the regulatory environment, and that they comply with regulatory requirements. We have a proven track record of developing compliance programs tailored to industry and company needs to inform, instruct and embed in all employees the complexities of governing laws, in particular compliance vulnerabilities and the value of ethical behavior

We handle all types of regulatory investigations, including those involving tax and accounting irregularities, financial misconduct, fraud, bribery, corruption, cartels and price fixing, as well as independent internal company investigations and referrals from audit committees.  We also understand that when it comes to such investigations, speed is often essential and we pride ourselves on our 24/7/365 rapid response hotline.

Local insight, global reach: with lawyers in 20 African countries, our teams understand the political, legal, cultural and regulatory issues in the region. We are also able to deliver a fully integrated cross-border business legal approach, collaborating with colleagues around the world to cover multiple jurisdictions.  Our global Africa team itself comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing.  Our dedicated legal team also includes investigators, experienced criminal defense lawyers and former regulators. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • risk and compliance
  • internal and regulatory investigations
  • prosecution and enforcement
  • crisis management
  • Rapid Response 24/7/365 global crisis management hotline service
  • training 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.