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Investigations and commercial disputes are increasingly international in scope. Peters & Peters offers a phenomenal service dealing with all aspects of international civil, criminal and regulatory issues. We are described by Chambers UK 2016 as an “outstanding global financial crime practice” with “notable expertise in large-scale multi-jurisdictional corporate disputes”.

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The nature of a globalised economy means that most of our cases involve multiple jurisdictions. Our lawyers enjoy an outstanding reputation in the global marketplace with renowned expertise in identifying and managing the various risks and challenges posed by transnational cases.

Our Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and Asset Tracing & Recovery teams routinely handle cases that involve foreign law issues, including acting in English proceedings where the underlying dispute may be governed by foreign law and assisting foreign court proceedings eg the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in England and Wales. In matters of Civil Fraud, we are well versed in obtaining and responding to worldwide freezing injunctions as part of our renowned expertise in international Asset Recovery. Regardless of whether a dispute is before a court, we also advise clients on effective means of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Arbitration and Mediation.

Our Business Crime team regularly acts in relation to complex investigations and enforcement proceedings which involve multiple overseas agencies, such as the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the European Commission (EC), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Public Prosecutor’s Office (Brazil). We represent and defend individuals and corporate clients across a wide range of alleged criminal conduct (including Criminal Fraud, Corruption & Bribery, Money Laundering and Competition & Cartels). We are expert in advising clients on the issues that arise in connection with global investigations, including co-ordinated Dawn Raids, Mutual Legal Assistance, Criminal Restraint & Confiscation, privilege, data protection, disclosure, deferred prosecution agreements, global settlements and issues around double jeopardy.

We also have a wealth of experience in successfully assisting the subjects, or potential subjects, of Extradition requests and INTERPOL Red Notices from a variety of jurisdictions in connection with a range of alleged offences.

Peters & Peters is one of only a handful of law firms with genuine expertise bringing and defending Private Prosecutions in the UK.

The firm has excellent relationships with overseas practitioners and is often engaged to manage multi-faceted, cross-jurisdictional cases involving multiple local firms. We also, as necessary, regularly assemble teams of trusted experts from across the globe with the appropriate skills and experience to assist.

Key Contacts

Keith Oliver

Keith Oliver, Head of International

Email Keith

+44 (0)20 7822 7722

Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane, Partner

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+44 (0)20 7822 7755

Monty Raphael QC

Monty Raphael QC, Special Counsel

Email Monty

+44 (0)20 7822 7777

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