White Collar Crime
Mihaj, Ilić & Milanović white collar defense lawyers are experts at counseling and representing individuals, boards of directors and large corporates in cases under European and regional white-collar criminal law. With the increased threat of ever-harsher penalties, including stiffer fines and incarceration, our clients require expertise in all stages of the process, from pre-trial to appellate proceedings.
With the recent developments, preemptive action became a prevalent means of dealing with potential white collar crime cases. Members of our team are well-versed in conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients and their boards, providing assistance in the process of creating and maintaining efficient compliance programs. Since each internal investigation represents a distinctive challenge, with credibility, thoroughness, and independence of internal investigators being essential for the process, our lawyers are experts at developing investigation plans that fully achieve those essential objectives while causing minimal disruption to our client’s business. Because our primary goal is to prevent civil and criminal investigation in the first place, our team has developed an effective counseling program to help clients implement corporate reform through meticulous planning and assessment of various remedial compliance programs.
Where criminal proceedings are indeed instigated, our powerful roster of trial lawyers combines their knowledge, expertise and experience in various industries to develop tailored strategies and provide representation at pre-trial, trial and appellate stages. Mihaj, Ilić & Milanović’s comprehensive network of multidisciplinary expert witnesses, focused on criminal investigations and proceedings, provides a distinctive value-added component for each client.
Our experience includes counseling and providing representation in matters relating to compliance counseling and internal investigations, corruption, corporate fraud, tax related offenses, abuse of office, perjury, voluntary disclosure of malpractice, antitrust violations in the region and the EU, bribery, as well as seamlessly coordinating and maintaining communication with prosecution and relevant authorities.
Our lawyers counsel and represent both plaintiffs and defendants by providing advice and support on the following matters:
- Preparation of criminal complaints and statements of defense
- Preparation of defense strategies
- Representation during investigation proceedings
- Drafting of objections to indictment
- Representation during main hearings in criminal proceedings
- Plea bargaining
- Drafting ordinary and extraordinary legal remedies
- Proceedings for confiscation and freezing of assets