Practices

Compliance and Internal investigations

CFE

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Overview

Summary:

Our clients can rely on our expertise in handling sensitive matters relating to compliance, risk management, and internal investigations. We provide a broad range of services in this field, including the development of tailored compliance policies and overseeing investigations into external and internal fraud.

The experienced AVELLUM team provides compliance advice, builds up compliance programs and policies, conducts internal investigations, ensures data protection and compliance to anti-bribery rules.

Thanks to our solid experience in white-collar crime and administrative litigation, we ensure timely assessment and mitigation of potential risks coming from regulatory and law enforcement authorities.

Our goal is to guide our clients through the pitfalls of Ukrainian regulatory requirements and sanctions regime so to avoid liability of corporations and management. In addition, we have onboard the practitioners with special training and internationally regarded credentials in prevention, tackling, and investigating the occasions of fraud (Certified Fraud Examiners).

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Services

  • FCPA/UK bribery act investigations
  • internal investigations
  • compliance advice
  • building up compliance programs and policies
  • data protection
  • risk assessment 
  • public relations and crisis communication
  • anti-bribery rules
  • sanctions control

Key experience

Tax fraud compliance and legal analysis of possible Ukrainian law implications of the UK Criminal Finances Act 2017

Iron ore company with assets in Ukraine

Internal investigation on potential corruption in Ukrainian subsidiary

Spanish manufacturing company

Сompliance investigation on transfer pricing and customs valuation of spare parts and test materials sent to the Ukrainian subsidiary

Diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products

Internal investigation on allegations of bribery and corruption

Large private equity fund

Internal investigation on potential corruption in the customs clearance proceedings in Ukraine

Large US manufacturer

Complex dispute with a group of external fraudsters

International IT company

Representing client in a set of cross-border criminal investigations into the alleged money laundering

Private client

Representing client in criminal investigation of the alleged tax evasion

International biopharma company

Drafted membership policy of UNIC and assisted with drafting the policy to protect UNIC's IP rights

Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance

Investigation into insider and external fraud perpetrated against a local company

NYSE-listed company

Advice on the EU sanctions regime and mitigation of risks

Private client

Advice on compliance of sponsorship arrangements with anticorruption law

Iron ore company with assets in Ukraine

Cross-border investigation into embezzlement of USD1,2 mln and asset recovery action

Committee of bondholders

Legal support of forensic discovery of a gadget containing commercial information

US company

Advice on gambling and betting compliance regime

Japanese financial company

Complex advice on AML law, anticorruption regulation, and whistleblowers protection

EU company

Advice on the applicability of PEP status to Board member

Ukrainian oil and natural gas extracting company

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Related materials

Newsroom

AVELLUM ADVISES WORLD’S LEADING ONLINE GAMING AND BETTING COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BY UKRAINIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES

AVELLUM conducted a risk-based analysis of the client’s business model in terms of compliance with the newly-introduced regulatory framework and criminal liability risks in Ukraine. The central issue was a criminal investigation into illegal gambling allegations targeting a number of international online gambling companies.

Posted on August 18, 2022

Key contacts

KOSTIANTYN LIKARCHUK

Senior Partner

klikarchuk@avellum.com

Team

VADIM MEDVEDEV

Partner

vmedvedev@avellum.com

MYKYTA NOTA

Partner

mnota@avellum.com

ANDRIY FORTUNENKO

Partner

afortunenko@avellum.com

Industries

Telecoms and Media

We keep up with the unprecedented growth of the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sector and help clients navigate the fresh regulatory challenges.

Practices

Capital markets

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