News 25 Sep. 2020
Partners Borzu Sabahi and Timi Balogun to Teach Investment Arbitration Masterclass in Fall 2020
News 18 Aug. 2020
Curtis Welcomes New Corporate Partner Paul Bugingo in Dubai
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Client Alert 19 Oct. 2020
International Insight: The 2020 Updates to the LCIA Arbitration Rules
News 08 Oct. 2020
Curtis gains recognition in the Legal 500 UK 2021 for Private Funds and Public International Law
News 02 Oct. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida participates in committee proposing changes to General Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Mexico
Event 02 Sep. 2020
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila to speak in webinar on Specialized Topics of International Arbitration
Event 24 Sep. 2020
Marco Blanco, Co-Head of the Tax Group, teaches international taxation virtual course for the Paris Sorbonne University in Dubai LLM program
Event 08 Oct. 2020
Partner Charles Howland speaks at Center for Strategic Policy Innovation’s Clean Growth Incubator Rollout
Event 30 Sep. 2020
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at the 10th Prague Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference
Client Alert 04 Oct. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (New York Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
Curtis represents corporations and individuals in criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement actions brought by government agencies, prosecutors and regulators in the U.S. and UK, and conducts internal investigations. Based primarily in New York, Washington, D.C. and London, our integrated cross-border White Collar Defense and Investigations group serves clients in venues throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
With an effective team that includes several former prosecutors, including former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and regulators, Curtis brings decades of experience and a wealth of contacts to its criminal defense practice and its dealings with government agencies in the U.S. and the UK.
Our lawyers successfully represent clients in trials, investigations and other proceedings conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general and district attorneys’ offices, the SEC, FINRA, CFTC, and state regulators, as well as the UK Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency and the Financial Conduct Authority. Our clients include public companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, accounting firms, broker-dealer firms, sovereign states, public officials, executives and other individuals who require advice and counsel in connection with government investigations.
Clients retain Curtis to assist in criminal and civil investigations relating to a wide variety of financial and white collar crime including: mail and wire fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, false statements to state and federal agencies, financial sanctions, commodities fraud, transactions in government securities and commodity futures, breaches of export controls, market manipulation, antitrust, accountants' and other professionals' liabilities, false advertising, contract and agency disputes involving real estate, product liability, and other commercial transactions.
We also conduct internal investigations for companies examining possible misconduct within the organization, and we advise corporate management on corporate governance, governmental regulation, and legal obligations. Our attorneys have a broad knowledge of corporate governance, governmental regulation, accounting rules, corporate structure, corporate finance and other legal obligations.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in internal investigations in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia in multiple sectors, particularly health-care, energy, oil and gas, mining and extractives, financial services, hospitality, as well as engineering and infrastructure.
Curtis advises clients on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act its predecessor the Prevention of Corruption Act, and on related legislation in the UK’s offshore jurisdictions, as well as on other relevant local anti-corruption legislation across our network of jurisdictions.
Regulators and prosecuting agencies continue to develop greater and deeper expectations when it comes to a company’s internal compliance programs. Curtis’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Team assists clients with proactive steps to improve compliance in a relation to broad areas of potential misconduct. Ranging from a detailed risk assessment and compliance overhaul to a targeted audit of existing policies and procedures, by eschewing a once-size-fits-all strategy we tailor our review, analysis and recommendations to risks that are specific to each client.
The UK members of the team also have extensive experience in conducting statutory risk assessments under the Bribery Act, the Criminal Finances Act and the Money Laundering Regulations.
Curtis attorneys also provide skills and capacity-building training and workshops on topics including compliance best practices, enforcement trends, anti-corruption legislation and crisis management.
T. Barry Kingham
Antitrust and Competition
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
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