Holding Redlich's team assists clients in all aspects of criminal and regulatory investigations, with extensive experience in defending prosecutions by state and federal legislative bodies.
Our team has a focus on ensuring all forms of commercial crimes are expertly handled by those involved, with emphasis on our experience in acting for companies and individuals involved in criminal matters such as fraud, foreign bribery and civil penalty charges.
Holding Redlich’s team led by Howard Rapke, has many years’ experience advising and representing companies and individuals being investigated or charged in relation to all forms of commercial crime, including fraud, foreign bribery, breaches of directors’ duties, anti-corruption matters and cartel charges, as well as prosecutions under Federal and Victorian criminal law. Holding Redlich is also experienced in advising, negotiating and securing indemnity for the payment of legal costs by employers, directors, officers and insurers.
In addition to assisting its clients with all aspects of criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, the team is also experienced in defending prosecutions pursued by ASIC, the ACCC, the EPA Victoria and other state and federal regulatory bodies.
"Howard Rapke is a well-established white-collar crime specialist who impresses sources with his handling of commercial criminal matters, regulatory investigations and high-profile inquiries". (WWL)
To assist clients in navigating Australia's anti-bribery laws, the team answers key questions about relevant domestic legislation, enforcement and sanctions, recent landmark investigations and more in the latest Anti-bribery & Corruption Comparative Guide published by Lexology Getting The Deal Through.
05 July 2023 - Knowledge
The newly opened National Anti-Corruption Commission has already received 44 referrals for potential investigations. We look at issues that have been referred and what the NACC can do.
03 May 2023 - Knowledge
A summary of important updates in the anti-bribery and corruption space this past quarter, including the establishment of the National Anti-Corruption Commission and the potential expansion of the Federal Court’s jurisdiction to hear corporate crime matters.
04 October 2022 - Knowledge
We explain what the federal government’s proposed National Anti-Corruption Commission is, how it will be set up, and what its powers are.
07 September 2022 - Knowledge
The federal government intends to deter competition and consumer law breaches with the release of a Draft Bill that would see companies and individuals face significantly higher penalties.
06 July 2022 - Knowledge
In an Australian competition law first, four individuals have received prison sentences for criminal cartel conduct after fixing foreign exchange rates and fees despite being employed by competing money transfer businesses.