Governance


In the current business climate it has never been more important for businesses governance to have visibility and understanding of the full gambit of risks and opportunities.   

Managing corporate activities is crucial for today's business leaders; managing shareholders, stakeholders, pensions fund management, regulating risk and ensuring compliance are essential to the running of your organisation. Management of fraud, data and cyber risks are at the forefront of many leaders' minds.

Good governance is not just ensuring the systems and processes are resilient, it is also understanding the perspectives of all your stakeholders on key strategic issues.

We work with organisations in the UK and across different jurisdictions to ensure that appropriate structures are in place. Through an ESG lens we advise board members and senior executives on strategic decision-making, resolve issues and help you understand changing regulatory and legal requirements.

We help businesses, government bodies, public sector organisations and charities on all aspects of preventing and responding to fraud and corruption. We help assess your business risk, develop and implement policies and procedures and work with your Board to ensure you have done everything you can to protect your business. We help clients review their current practices to ensure compliance and good practice, review their current reports to assess areas for improvement, and work with them on appropriate KPIs for monitoring and eliminating modern slavery from their supply chain in order to achieve best practice, not merely compliance.

We regularly advise organisations on their responsibilities under the Anti-Money Laundering regime. We help clients develop a risk-based approach to anti money laundering risk and compliance across the supply chain. Our work includes the preparation and development of counter fraud strategies and data breach response plans, managing internal investigations (often with an international focus), responding to the discovery or suspicion of fraud (across a wide range of sectors and industries) and resolving those disputes. Our expertise also extends to negotiating and advising on investigations instigated by regulators, including the SFO, FCA, ICO and HMRC (together with parallel criminal investigations, including those in other jurisdictions). We can also help to minimise the risk of cybercrime by ensuring appropriate training to staff members and preparing an emergency response plan to counteract a cyber attack.

Employers who embrace equality, diversity and inclusion are the future of work. Diverse businesses tend to perform better, are more creative and productive, and attract talent. Having a coherent diversity strategy is essential to staying on the right side of the law and ahead of the market.

We can help you promote, develop and support diversity and inclusion in your workplace and create a sound strategy for best practice and compliance with the law.

In brief

  • Advising on corporate governance and corporate strategy to incorporate non-financial objectives including measurement and accreditation systems such as B-Corp.
  • Advising broadly on corporate governance transparency and regulatory compliance.
  • Advising on the full range of IP rights, specialising in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law.
  • Advising on whistleblowing, fraud and cyber security
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