Expertise

Michelle de Kluyver is a Partner in Addleshaw Goddard's Global Investigations group.

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, Brazilian and Indian criminal, regulatory 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, Dubai, China, Korea, India, Egypt, South Africa and many offshore jurisdictions.  

Michelle is named as a Thought Leader in Who's Who Legal Business Crime: Defence and as a Next Generation Lawyer in Legal 500 Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime. In 2015 Michelle was selected by Global Investigations Review as one of 100 remarkable women investigation specialists operating across the world.

WWL says: Michelle receives widespread plaudits from international peers for her "fantastic" work on cross-border international investigations relating to fraud, bribery and corruption claims.

Michelle is a member of the Corporate Crime and Corruption Law Committee of the City of London Law Society.

Experience

Michelle's Investigations 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.
  • Acting for a UK plc and a connected private company in relation to an internal fraud
  • Acting for a senior executive in relation to an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into allegations of fraud and false accounting in relation to a UK plc
  • Advising a UK plc in relation to corruption concerns
  • Advising a UK plc and regulated firm in relation to allegations of fraud
  • Advising the senior management team of a UK private company in relation to corruption concerns 
  • Acting for a UK plc in relation to allegations about breaches of the Modern Slavery Act
  • Acting for a UK private company in relation to a fraud and corruption investigation
  • Acting for a US and European MNC in relation to an Indian corruption and regulatory investigation