Karen Coppens is a criminal defence and investigations lawyer who advises, multinational organisations, boards and audit committees and governments on conducting internal and regulatory investigations and interacting with authorities and regulators such as the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency, the Financial Conduct Authority, the European Commission and the Office of Fair Trading, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (and their overseas equivalents). Karen focuses her practice on the investigation and defence of multi-jurisdictional crimes such as bribery, corruption, money laundering and fraud. She has acted for various governments and heads of state and some of the world’s leading. Karen also has extensive experience of advising senior executives who have been accused of or arrested or interviewed about various alleged crimes such as perverting the course of justice, fraud and corruption, money laundering, sanctions breaches, and tax evasion. Karen’s work has a strong international focus, with particular emphasis on Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Karen is trilingual (French, English and Dutch). Karen was recognised by Superlawyers UK as a ‘Rising Star’ in 2014-2015 for fraud.