White Collar Crime

White collar crime

Our litigation team has represented high-profile individuals and companies in defending a range of white-collar crime allegations, including multi-jurisdictional investigations and actions.

In a landmark case, we successfully defended our client in relation to allegations of breaches of the Anti-Concealment Law, which prevents foreigners from conducting business activities in Saudi Arabia without obtaining a license from MISA. Our submissions were reflected, almost word for word, in the final court judgment, with our arguments effectively rewriting and clarifying the principles of the Anti-Concealment Law. Most importantly, we established that it can be permitted to offer senior expatriate employees large bonuses without this being regarded as concealed distribution of profits to a foreign investor.

We have also represented clients at the highest level of appeals, to the extent of submitting, in some instances, directly to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (the King of Saudi Arabia) to appeal Supreme Court decisions in cases worth billions of US dollars.