30 September 2015
Corker Binning recognised in the GIR 100
Corker Binning has been featured in the GIR 100, a new independent guide to the world’s best firms for international investigations.
The guide profiles 100 firms that the GIR editorial team has assessed as experienced and busy enough to be viewed as a trusted pair of hands for corporates who discover possible wrongdoing of the type that could turn into a crisis.
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.
GIR editor David Vascott says: “We’re confident that each firm appearing in this guide – whether it’s a multinational law firm with an army of investigations specialists, or a regional firm whose lawyers know the local legal terrain inside out – has substantial experience in handling corporate internal investigations and government-led investigations. And, accordingly, each has earned the trust of its clients, of other law firms and, importantly, of the government agencies in the jurisdictions in which it operates.”
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 Corker Binning for counsel.
The criminal law boutique was founded at the start of the millennium, when David Corker and defence expert 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.
Over the next decade and a half, 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 offer civil litigation or stand-alone compliance services, 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).