Listed company compliance, governance and reporting
Good corporate governance is integral to the success of every business and an area of particular focus for the institutional investor community. We see it as central to our role as trusted advisers to help our clients meet the highest standards of governance. We know that every company will have a different structure and therefore different needs, so we provide tailored advice based on broad experience of international and domestic law and practice.
For listed companies we regularly give ad-hoc advice and training on disclosure obligations and compliance with local listing regimes as well as helping them compile their annual reports and prepare for their shareholder meetings. We also conduct systems and controls reviews, enabling them to meet their obligations with fit-for-purpose policies and effective implementation, for example in respect of transactions with related parties. We have even developed e-learning courses that can be rolled-out to staff to help them understand what they have to do with inside information.
Private company governance and reporting
Governance and reporting requirements for large privately-held companies have increased significantly in recent years. We have supported such companies across different sectors in understanding what the new rules mean for them and how they can apply them in practice.
Many of our offices offer a well-established company secretarial service for private entities and will lead or help oversee good corporate governance and compliance with domestic company law, including local reporting and filing requirements. They provide cost-effective and comprehensive solutions on a wide range of corporate governance needs.
Restructuring your group
We regularly help our clients implement highly complex, multi-jurisdictional group restructurings across multiple sectors. We work as one team across the globe to deliver a seamless service. From a simple transfer of intragroup receivables and assets to redomiciling your whole group with a new listing, and everything in between, our team will help you foresee and navigate the various legal issues.
Returning cash to shareholders
Our experts have vast experience in advising on dividends, share buybacks and capital reductions. We work collaboratively with legal, company secretarial, treasury and finance teams to ensure a joined-up process.