We have particular experience in providing advice and conducting internal investigations in relation to the relatively new offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, which poses particular risk for businesses and other organisations.

Since the offence came into force, Fulcrum have advised a wide range of clients from fund managers to listed multi-nationals on the implications of the offence and how to put in place the “reasonable procedures” required by the Criminal Finance Act 2017. We have also recently carried out an internal investigation for an AIM listed client over concerns that certain of its “associated persons” may have facilitated tax evasion. 

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Our team conducted an internal investigation for an AIM client into concerns that there had been failures to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion under the Criminal Finance Act 2017.

Our financial services team recently advised a listed asset management consultancy and fund manager on certain aspects of its relationships in relation to the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

We recently advised an AIM-client in relation to their tax evasion policies and procedures and designed an online training module for them.

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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