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Corker Binning specialises in business crime and fraud, regulatory litigation, extradition and general criminal work. The firm assists individual and corporate clients who need expert advice as suspects, witnesses, defendants or victims. The vast majority of our clients are confidential.  Significant cases from the past two years include:

  • Advising individuals investigated or prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for fraud and bribery offences, including in the investigations relating to LIBOR, EURIBOR, GSK, Tesco, GPT, Alstom, ENRC, Bank of England, Barclays Bank/Qatar, G4S, Rolls Royce and Quindell. We also acted in the first SFO prosecution of a corporate for bribery (Smith & Ouzman) and the SFO‚Äôs first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010 (Sustainable Agro Energy).
  • Advising individuals investigated or prosecuted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for insider dealing, land banking and market abuse offences, including in Operation Tabernula (the FCA‚Äôs largest prosecution of insider dealing), as well as individuals facing regulatory action for market misconduct relating to LIBOR and FX (including the Global Head of FX at a major bank) and allegations of breaches of the Statements of Principle and Code of Practice for Approved Persons/Senior Managers Regime.¬†¬† ¬†¬†
  • Acting for the Executive Counsel to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on its investigation into alleged accounting improprieties at Autonomy Corporation Plc and Deloitte LLP (described as the FRC‚Äôs flagship case) as well as accountants/actuaries facing disciplinary action by the FRC in unrelated investigations.
  • Acting for an individual in Operation Amazon, the largest direct tax prosecution ever brought by Her Majesty‚Äôs Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Also acting in major HMRC direct and indirect tax fraud cases for suspects, defendants and witnesses. Currently acting in the high profile share loss relief tax evasion prosecution, and a major cross border tax investigation.
  • In general crime: acting for a soldier under investigation by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on allegations of murder and manslaughter arising from Bloody Sunday; acting for a high-profile CFO under investigation for manslaughter after a well-publicised home intrusion; acting for multiple clients in relation to sexual allegations, including the exiled Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky; acting for individuals in respect of the recent ‚Äėhacking‚Äô investigations Operations Elveden (telephones) and Tuleta (computers), including the former Deputy News Editor of The Sun; and acting for a client in the Shoreham air crash investigation.
  • In extradition: acting for a senior private equity figure sought by Greece on allegations of tax evasion; a prominent businessman sought by Romania on allegations of corruption; two requests by the UAE for individuals on allegations of fraud; an Australian request on allegations of drugs trafficking; and a Russian request on allegations of sexual assault. Also advising companies and media organisations on requests for mutual legal assistance arising from overseas criminal investigations. ¬†¬†¬†





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