Having acted for some of the world’s largest engineering, infrastructure and transport companies over a number of years, we have a market-leading understanding of the sector and the risks inherent in it.
We successfully represented Alstom in one of the largest contested corporate corruption cases in UK legal history; and have conducted internal investigations for companies acting in the sector in respect of billions of pounds worth of contracts and in relation to activity in over 20 jurisdictions.
We also have a deep understanding of risks arising from complex procurement and tendering rules in the sector, and have provided compliance advice building upon our experience at the ‘coalface’ representing corporates at trial.
In addition, we have acted in the course of some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in the sector and provided advice in the context of regulatory scrutiny by the DOJ and multi-lateral development banks, including advice in relation to self-reporting obligations and disclosures as part of plea agreements.
We have also acted for some of the largest listed businesses involved in supplying building materials to the engineering and construction sector with both remote and on-the-ground internal investigations conducted in South America, Africa and the Middle East.
The regard in which our lawyers’ expertise in this area is held means that we are often sought out to provide expert testimony in relation to the UK Bribery Act 2010 and English legal procedure, in the context of international litigation and arbitration.
Investigation for a leader in building materials
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
Feb 8 2021
On 4 February 2021, the Supreme Court handed down their eagerly awaited judgment in the case of R (on the application of KBR, Inc) (Appellant) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Respondent)…
Dec 24 2019
A jury at Southwark Crown Court acquitted three former employees of Guralp Systems Limited (“GSL”) who were accused of conspiring to make corrupt payments in relation to payments made to a South…
Aug 5 2019
SFO suffers further blow as Sarclad Ltd DPA revealed
On 16 July 2019, Michael Sorby, Adrian Leek, and David Justice, three former executives of Sarclad Ltd (“Sarclad”), were acquitted of…
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