Expertise

Michelle de Kluyver is a Partner in Addleshaw Goddard's corporate crime and investigations team.

Michelle has extensive experience in complex, cross-border financial crime investigations including bribery and corruption, financial sanctions, money laundering and fraud and also advises clients on related compliance issues. Michelle has worked on investigations involving the UK Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK Information Commissioner's Office, the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Swiss, French, Italian and Brazilian criminal or administrative authorities.

Michelle’s experience in investigations extends to the UK, the US, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, China, Korea, India, Egypt, South Africa and many offshore jurisdictions. Michelle also represents clients in contractual and company law disputes and in parallel litigation arising out of investigations.

In 2017 Michelle was named a leading individual in Who's Who Legal Business Crime: Defence and as a Next Generation Lawyer in Legal 500: Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime. In June 2016 Michelle was profiled in Legal Week’s Rising stars: the new generation of litigators making their mark as “one to watch”. In 2015 Michelle was selected by the influential Global Investigations Review as one of 100 “remarkable” women investigation specialists operating across the world.

Experience

Michelle's Corporate Crime experience includes:

  • Acting for a UK plc in relation to a global corruption investigation by the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Acting for a UK plc in relation to a corruption investigation by the Korean authorities
  • Acting for a European head-quartered MNC in a high-profile investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office into allegations of bribery and corruption in the Middle East
  • Acting for a European head-quartered MNC in relation to a sanctions investigation involving the US, the EU and India
  • Acting for a European head-quartered MNC in relation to a corruption investigation by the Brazilian authorities
  • Acting for a European head-quartered MNC in relation to corruption concerns in Egypt
  • Acting for a global financial institution in relation to a sanctions and AML investigation
  • Acting for a global financial institution in relation to steps taken by the UK Serious Fraud Office in an investigation into a global corruption scandal
  • Acting for a UK regulated entity in relation to UK aspects of an investigation by the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission into allegations of bribery in Africa
  • Acting for a UK plc in relation to an internal investigation regarding allegations of corruption in the Middle East
  • Acting for a UK plc in relation to an internal investigation regarding allegations of fraud in China
  • Acting for a high net worth individual in relation to an investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office into allegations of bribery and money laundering in the Middle East
  • Acting for an EU regulated firm advising on terrorist financing
  • Acting for a Canadian listed company in relation to corruption concerns and related parallel litigation
  • Acting for a UK firm in an investigation by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office relating to allegations of criminal offences under the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Advising a UK plc on Iranian sanctions issues including licences and authorisations
  • Advising a US head-quartered MNC in relation to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine sanctions
  • Acting for a UK plc in relation to a corruption inquiry in Africa
  • Acting for a global financial institution in relation to allegations in the UK and Italy of market manipulation and related unlawful conduct