Loyens & Loeff

Corporate Investigations, Compliance & Defence

Our Corporate Investigations, Compliance & Defence team leverages all expertise to assist you regarding complying with the growing number of laws and regulations, the investigation of possible irregularities, and/or contact with regulators/authorities.

Recent developments, such as international treaties to combat (cross border) corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism and more sophisticated international cooperation between (tax) authorities are just a few examples of the growing number of laws and regulations that need to be complied with. Also, companies should take into account that they themselves can become a victim of fraud or a victim of breach of (internal) regulations. Our Corporate Investigations, Compliance & Defence team offers clients legal assistance in such situations.

Our services include inter alia compliance related and pro-active advice, conducting (internal forensic) investigations, negotiations with and/or proceedings against (international) authorities and liable parties, including seizures and recovery of damages.


Corporate Investigations, Compliance & Defence Team

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The Corporate Investigations, Compliance and Defence team is a multi-disciplinary team of specialized lawyers and tax advisers which engages the appropriate knowhow and experience within our firm in areas such as compliance, tax law, labour law, privacy and data protection, criminal law, anti-trust, financial regulatory laws and litigation. Besides the specialized lawyers and tax advisers we have dedicated forensic investigators in our team who advise on and perform investigations into possible irregularities, e-discovery, asset tracing and (third party) due diligence.

The Loyens & Loeff Corporate Investigations, Compliance & Defence team has extensive experience in advising and assisting clients regarding:

Corporate (internal) investigations

  • fraud
  • bribery and corruption
  • regulatory issues
  • export controls and economic sanctions
  • tax issues
  • anti-trust violations
  • employment issues
  • privacy issues and cyber security
  • (third party) due diligence

Compliance & regulatory

  • advising on compliance issues such as anti-trust laws and regulations and anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws and regulations, amongst others the FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the WWFT (Prevention of Money laundering and the Financing of Terrorism), trade restrictions (including export controls and economic sanctions), tax compliance and environmental legislation
  • design, review and implementation of compliance programs
  • implementation of whistle-blower policies
  • privacy issues and cybersecurity
  • training of directors and supervisory directors regarding compliance issues

(Criminal) defence

  • negotiations, proceedings against and raids/visits by regulators/authorities
  • criminal proceedings regarding suspicion of tax fraud, violations of financial supervision laws and regulations, investment fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bribery of officials, corruption, environmental crimes and others
  • disclosures
  • extradition and surrender proceedings
  • confiscation proceedings

Asset recovery

  • tracing, freezing and recovering assets in the Benelux as well as abroad
  • litigation to reclaim incurred damages
  • advising the injured party in criminal proceedings