Bribery & Corruption

Since 2016, Bright Line Law’s recent cases in the area of bribery and corruption have included:

Global corruption investigation

1. Jonathan Fisher QC has been instructed in one of the world’s largest bribery investigations involving multiple enforcement agencies. The instruction relates to a large corporate investigation into alleged bribery activity in Guinea resulting in a broad cross-border investigation. Jonathan Fisher QC has been instructed by the global company to advise and act in relation to issues of privilege in the context of the corporate investigation and disclosure to authorities.

Civil claim for bribery

2. Bright Line Law was instructed by a high net worth individual in relation to the commencement of civil proceedings for bribery against a former agent purporting to act on behalf of a family office. Jonathan Fisher QC drafted the pleadings which required detailed consideration of the impact of an ongoing criminal investigation, related proceedings in other jurisdictions and clear particulars of the allegations of bribery.

Bribery in commercial operations overseas

3. Bright Line Law was instructed to advise on whether conduct by a subsidiary operating in Asia amounted to bribery and the corresponding money laundering implications for the parent company situated in England & Wales. The instruction required a careful review of materials gathered as part of the corporate investigation, consideration of the application of the Bribery Act 2010 and the question of corporate self reporting and money laundering disclosure.

Bright Line Law can act for international firms through to smaller and mid-sized businesses. It is well placed to act for clients in the industries of manufacturing, shipping, food & beverage, oil & gas and resources.

Its expertise in bribery and corruption cases is further demonstrated by:

Contact Bright Line Law

Bright Line Law is a specialist, barrister led law firm providing advice and representation on all aspects of financial law, including money laundering regulations. Our lead counsel, Jonathan Fisher QC is well regarded in industry and in the legal profession for his understanding of anti-money laundering law, and ability to deploy this effectively in defending both individual and corporate clients facing investigation/ prosecution by regulators. Contact us today to address your concerns and have your case handled by lawyers that place your interests at the core of their service.

Jonathan Fisher QC
Lead Counsel

Telephone + 020 3872 2852

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