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Risk, Regulation and Governance - Operational Intelligence Group 

Linklaters has created the Operational Intelligence Group, a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to addressing your commercial, legal and governance challenges, to help you secure the long-term sustainability of your organisation.

Changes to the commercial, legal and societal landscape have meant that organisations are faced with increasingly complex and interconnected challenges, risks and opportunities. Many of those changes, in turn, have resulted in governments, shareholders, consumers, employees and other stakeholders placing a greater emphasis on concepts like governance, oversight, accountability, transparency, compliance and earning a “social license to operate”.


Since the end of the financial crisis, organisations have increasingly felt the impact of the legal and regulatory change that has swept across the globe. This has significant operational, financial and strategic implications for our clients and their stakeholders. We work with our clients to establish robust and adaptable governance, risk management and compliance solutions.


The role of the in house lawyer used to be advising on whether something was legal. Today they are expected to advise on whether something is right, and that requires engagement and a broadened perspective. We support organisations in making these decisions, taking into account the evolving international legal and commercial landscape.


Sustainability refers to an organisation’s delivery of long-term value in financial, social, environmental and ethical terms. These matters increasingly impact on corporate long-term viability and resilience. We help our clients ensure that sustainability is embedded into their strategy and operations.


  • Governance models and compliance programs
  • Board advice
  • Risk assessment
  • Reporting
  • Crisis management
  • Investigations


Vanessa Havard-Williams


(44 20) 7456 4280


Tom Shropshire


(44 20) 7456 3223


Satindar Dogra


(44 20) 74564316


Lance Crofoot-Suede


(1) 212 903 9261


Matt Axelrod


(1) 202 654 9264


Rachel Barrett

Managing Associate

(44 20) 7456 5414

Andrew Jones
Managing Associate

(44 20) 7456 5064

John Stone

US Associate

(44 20) 7456 2677


Lucy Blake

Managing Associate

(44 20) 7456 4501