4 October 2016
Corker Binning recognised in the GIR 100 2016
Corker Binning has been featured in the GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices.
Based on extensive research, the guide profiles 100 firms from around the world that the GIR editorial team has assessed to be able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations. Each firm in the GIR 100 is included only after GIR’s editorial team has vetted their current and past work to establish that they have gained experience at the highest level.
For corporate counsel, knowing which firm, or firms, to turn to during a crisis – sometimes at a moment’s notice – is of the utmost importance. In the most extreme cases, getting the right external counsel – with experienced people in the necessary locations – can mean the difference between sinking and swimming for a company under government scrutiny. Hence the need for a publication like the GIR 100.
Corker Binning is a key part of the UK’s white-collar landscape – if a major company is being investigated, it’s highly likely that at least some of its executives will turn to the law firm for counsel.
The criminal law boutique was founded at the start of the millennium, when David Corker and Nicola Finnerty left London firm Peters & Peters to set up their own practice. A year later, in 2001, fraud and regulatory litigation lawyer Peter Binning joined the fledgling firm’s partnership.
Since then, Corker Binning has added four further partners and built one of London’s most-respected white-collar practices, dealing with everything from sanctions and extradition work to bribery and fraud.
The practice is specialised and clearly defined – it is a first port of call for executives in the UK facing possible criminal proceedings. Corker Binning does not have civil litigation practice, preferring instead to concentrate solely on providing high-quality criminal law counsel.
Read the firm’s full profile on the GIR 100 here, behind a paywall.