Corporate and Financial Crime — Our Services
Bribery and Corruption
With extraterritorial enforcement of international regimes like the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on the rise, we provide strategic advice to corporations and individuals navigating corruption and bribery investigations.

Members of the team advise corporates on multi-jurisdictional issues in anti-bribery and corruption compliance requirements, involving both international and domestic legislation, regulators and enforcement bodies. We also work on corporate due diligence, compliance programmes and implementation of internal policies and procedures.

The team also has extensive experience defending individuals in a number of high-profile corruption cases –the investigation into the BAE SFO corruption enquiry, the prosecution of individuals arising from the Oil-For-Food Sanctions and the alleged corruption at News International publications.

Our notable experience
  • Advised a leading investment bank in relation to corruption charges brought by local and international regulators with regards to its hiring practices.
  • Advised a leading international airline company with regard to an anti-corruption investigation into improper payments made for obtaining preferential rights.
  • SFO criminal investigations into Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE, ENRC and BAT for alleged bribery and corruption.
  • Journalists in Operation Elveden alleging corruption of public officials by the News of the World and Sun journalists.
  • Advising senior management at Soma Oil and Gas on alleged corruption.
Our specialists
Matthew Frankland
0207 842 1639
07774 133733
Michael Potts
0207 842 1640
07770 802430
English, French
Sara Teasdale
Managing Partner
0207 842 1638
07741 313230
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
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Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
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Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
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Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
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International Arbitration
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
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Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
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Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
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Crypto Currency and Cyber Crime
We have built a reputation for our tenacity in building cases and in tracing, freezing and recovering assets. We work at the cutting edge of the law on interim relief, using the full armoury of the law in order to obtain results for our clients.
Financial Sanctions
In a fast-evolving, global environment, where penalties for any breach are severe and the need to bring timely challenges is crucial, our sanctions team provides specialist advice, backed by worldwide experience.
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Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
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Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
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