Anti-Corruption in UAE. Edmonds Marshall McMahon is a unique firm of attorneys (known in the UK as solicitors and barristers) with an unrivalled track record in advising on corruption cases in the UK and cross-border cases. The three founding partners have a combined total of 70 years’ experience in criminal justice and the firm offers a novel service to victims of crime – that is, of course, the ability to bring a private prosecution.
While we privately prosecute the full range of offences under the criminal law, we have particular expertise in investigating and prosecuting bribery and corruption offences. This work ranges from assisting companies in preliminary internal investigations to global, large-scale investigations and prosecutions, including on behalf of foreign governments. Alongside our attorneys, we have a dedicated investigations team comprising former Serious Fraud Office investigators and detectives. We work closely with our firm’s investigators to gather the best evidence to take cases forward.
By way of example, our investigation team has extensive experience from some of the UK’s leading bribery cases – these include the investigation of Airbus Group, the prosecution of Innospec Ltd and the investigation of Rolls-Royce PLC, which led to a record-breaking Deferred Prosecution Agreement between the manufacturer and SFO in 2017. Our work in this area has also led to us being instructed by foreign governments to assist in their fight against corruption. As such, we have a wealth of experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional, anti-corruption prosecutions.
Our clients in the UAE benefit from our global reach and access to specialists, including investigators and forensic accountants, in various jurisdictions. We understand that bribery and corruption cases often require a tailored international strategy and our knowledge of local jurisdictions, including the UAE, allows us to take fast effective action on behalf of our clients. We are innovative, technical, strategic and results-driven in our approach.