White Collar Crime
ALG were the first law firm in Ireland to develop a dedicated and specialist White Collar Crime team which is generally recognised as the leading corporate crime legal practice in Ireland.
Our lawyers focus on dealing with internal and external investigations, corporate fraud, bribery and corruption, dawn raids, whistleblowing reports, cybercrime, market abuse/insider trading, lobbying, sanctions and export controls matters, managing relationships with law enforcement agencies and defending related criminal prosecutions.
We have extensive experience of advising corporates on their interactions with enforcement authorities and regulators in Ireland and abroad. In Ireland, we deal with all regulators at all stages of the regulatory / investigative process, including the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, the Revenue Commissioners, the Data Protection Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Central Bank of Ireland, the Health Products Regulatory Authority, the Health and Safety Authority.
We regularly advise clients on interactions with law enforcement and associated investigations, including the Irish police, An Garda Síochána (the Gardaí), the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, and the Criminal Assets Bureau.
We also defend and represent our corporate clients when they become subjects of regulatory investigation. We frequently advise not only on the investigations themselves, but also on related aspects including the management of internal and external communications, impact on the regulatory approval status of senior executives, engaging with the media, reputational issues, insurance issues, and maximising the protections available under for individuals and corporations.
Finally, our Dawn Raid Response team has extensive experience advising clients on preparing for and managing dawn raids or unannounced visits across all regulators and law enforcement. Our team is made-up of lawyers who are specially trained in how to manage dawn raids, with experts from various practice areas available to provide key strategic advice.
The Corporate Enforcement Authority – A new era in the investigations and enforcement of company law
A new era in the investigation and enforcement of law is approaching as the CEA is expected to be up and running shortly, which will replace the ODCE. Kenan Furlong, partner, discusses what businesses need to know about the new agency with Ian Drennan, director of Corporate Enforcement.
regarding elements of its high profile financial irregularities involving its Irish subsidiary.
The former Chairman of INM
in respect of allegations relating to an acquisition considered by INM and an alleged data breach (all denied).
The Football Association of Ireland
in respect of complex issues concerning the Association's financial affairs as well as multiple related investigations.
A listed multinational
on separate, complex internal investigations into behaviour by a former senior executive and a senior employee.
in the construction sector in relation to an investigation undertaken by the Revenue Commissioners and the potential application of various aspects of criminal law.
An automotive company
in relation to a police investigation into a fatality and the follow on potential civil litigation in relation to that.