International Investigations

Whether guiding an art institution through sensitive provenance questions or a high technology company in an inquiry into alleged employee wrongdoing overseas, Munger, Tolles & Olson lawyers are adept and experienced at leading complex, international internal investigations.

Across industries and issues, we are frequently tapped by major organizations to untangle their most sensitive cross-border criminal and regulatory problems. This often means navigating both U.S. and foreign enforcement agencies, as well as digging into the overseas aspects of U.S.-based companies.

Because of our firm’s lean structure, we are able to assemble small teams that can partner with the best-suited local counsel. This nimbleness delivers efficiencies with the goal of achieving the best solution for the client.

Key Representations

  • Norton Simon Museum in a high-level diplomatic matter involving art originating from the Kingdom of Cambodia. The representation resulted in a successful settlement with the Ministry of Culture and the Secretary of State.
  • The J. Paul Getty Trust in an internal investigation relating to its antiquities collection. The representation culminated in successful settlements negotiated with the Ministers of Culture for Italy and Greece.
  • The board of a major Mexican television network in conducting an internal investigation into alleged business irregularities.
  • An oil industry company in connection with an oil spill in South America.
  • A semiconductor manufacturing company in an internal investigation relating to indictment of employees in Korea.
  • A semiconductor manufacturing company in an internal investigation of potential claims against a Singapore supplier based on a series of contracts.
  • A U.S.-based film studio in connection with a claim of criminal fraud by one of its overseas employees

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