Our experience means that we are well placed to advise corporates in relation to the financial crime elements of their internal procedures, and much of Fulcrum’s experience is in the context of advising corporates and individuals in relation to bribery and corruption.

We have experience of designing, implementing, and executing “adequate procedures” within the meaning of the UK Bribery Act 2010, and ensuring that procedures are compliant with guidance such as the US DOJ’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programmes guidance, and the SFO’s Corporate Compliance Programme guidance.

Moreover, drawing on our expertise in this area we have advised companies in the context of M&A transactions and upon the drafting of anti-bribery and corruption clauses in commercial documents.

Related Cases

 Fulcrum represented Alstom in relation to the SFO’s investigation and prosecution of Alstom UK’s subsidiary, Alstom Network UK Limited, in relation to activity relating to India, Poland, Hungary and Tunisia. Following the largest contested corporate corruption prosecution in UK legal history, the company was acquitted in relation to 3 of the 4 charges brought against it.

Fulcrum represents ENRC in one of the longest running investigations in the SFO’s history concerning allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in Africa in relation to the acquisition of certain substantial mineral assets.

Fulcrum represented Macmillan Publishers Limited in relation to investigations conducted into the publisher by the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency, the City of London Police, and the SFO, which culminated in a £11.26 million civil settlement with the SFO in 2011(the largest pre-DPA civil settlement with the SFO). 

In the context of the high-profile SFO investigation into Rio Tinto’s conduct in relation to the Simandou project in Guinea, Fulcrum are acting for a former senior executive.

Fulcrum represented two senior executives in the context of the SFO’s investigation into Rolls-Royce and associated individuals, which involved attending Section 2 (witness) interviews and assisting in the process of finalising witness statements.

Fulcrum are acting for a former senior executive of a former AIM-listed mining company facing investigation by the SFO for suspected fraud offences.

Fulcrum Chambers is one of very few firms who have a real expertise in corporate white-collar defence and compliance processes. This comprehensive expertise allows them to provide a pragmatic, tailored advice to companies on compliance processes, as they are able to draw from their expertise in criminal defence.

Senior Regional Compliance Officer – Multinational Infrastructure Company

I felt they had a good relationship with the SFO and that there was considerable mutual respect between them.

Senior Executive – Multinational Engineering Company

More than two years on, people still talk about this gripping presentation and I am hugely grateful for the imaginative delivery which ensured the enduring embedding of our key compliance messages in the minds of our senior leadership team.

Chief of Staff, Multinational Aerospace Company

They got up to speed very quickly and were always very quick to respond…they listened to what I was saying and always acted in my best interests.

Head of International Group Function – Multinational Engineering Company

They supported and advised us implementing our legal strategy, relying on their thorough knowledge and deep experience in dealing with the SFO. They were always a source for new ideas and proposals when the situation so warranted and always provided effective advice and counsel.

Chief Compliance Officer – Multinational Transport Company

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