Business And White Collar Crime
At the centerpiece of our firm is a sophisticated international and business crime practice, with significant international expertise in “white-collar” criminal litigation. The Firm has acted in matters involving corruption; embezzlement and abuse of public office; money laundering and tracing proceeds of fraud; complex corporate fraud, to counterfeiting and other violations of intellectual property rights. The Firm also has experience of dealing with electronic and financial crimes; allegations of insider trading and other violations of investment and securities laws.
Domestic Litigation And Dispute Resolution
We have always regarded the handling of disputes as an essential compliment to our legal advisory activity. Charles Anthony’s litigation and dispute resolution practice covers virtually every aspect of civil and commercial litigation. Our litigation and dispute resolution practitioners appear at all levels of state, federal and international courts and possess an enviable success rate. In addition, many of our practitioners are experienced in international arbitration, mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution and belong to some of the most prestigious arbitration associations and institutions in the world.
International Litigation And Dispute Resolution
International disputes are increasing dramatically as businesses expand into foreign markets to compete in the global economy. To that end, litigating across national borders is often legally complex and raises novel or unusual challenges with regard to choice-of-law and forum. It requires experience to coordinate and implement an effective litigation strategy. Our Partners have between them, over three decades of experience of practice outside this jurisdiction. Consequently, they have the training and skills necessary to handle the unique dimensions of international litigation and effectively represent clients in cross-border disputes.
Asset Tracing And Debt Recovery
At Charles Anthony we have a proven experience in representing Sovereign States seeking to trace, freeze and recover the proceeds of corruption and/or compensation for corrupt acts. In particular, we have advised and assisted domestic law enforcement agencies to:
- Recover misappropriated public funds, bribes and compensation for corruption from dishonest public officials, their companies, trusts, and associates;
- Instituting claims to recover assets or compensation against third parties which knowingly handle the proceeds of corruption, or assist in the laundering of it.
We have also assisted in training law enforcement agents in Nigeria on mechanisms to recover the proceeds of corruption.
Labour And Employment Law
Building on the strong traditions inherited from our parent firm, our labour and employment practitioners represent clients engaged in litigation, before various courts, arbitral and administrative tribunals in matters regarding employment discrimination, employee benefits, wrongful dismissal and other labour related issues. They are also capable of rendering numerous services to clients including advice on a wide range of employment matters including terms and conditions, termination, transfers of businesses, employee share ownership schemes, pensions and other retirement benefits. Our lawyers can also represent employers in all facets of union and management relations, including contract negotiations and administration. They can also advice clients on personnel and business decisions, including compensation systems, employee benefit plans, the legal implications of staff retrenchment and mergers and acquisitions. We have specialists providing advice and services on immigration and nationality matters, particularly with regard to entry permits for expatriate workers.
International Criminal And Humanitarian Law
Our firm also has significant experience in dealing with matters involving serious violations of international criminal and humanitarian law including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, international piracy and terrorism.