Corporate advisory

We are trusted advisers: there by your side when you need us, and supporting you with your day-to-day legal and compliance needs.
Our team of highly experienced lawyers support businesses with the full suite of corporate compliance matters and company-driven events. We support a wide range of clients, whether listed, privately-held or financial sponsor-owned, helping them to navigate relevant rules and guidance with our pragmatic and commercially-focussed advice.

Clients benefit from our comprehensive experience across all corporate disciplines, including

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.

Risk and Resilience

The challenges organisations face today are clear: geopolitical uncertainty, increasing rules, over-lapping regulations, heightened scrutiny by investors and the public in general, and technological disruption, to name a few. Risk management has become more important than ever, and the duty of this extends beyond an organisation’s risk function and the in-house legal team to senior management and the board itself.

Our multi-disciplinary Risk and Resilience team delivers solutions to address your commercial, regulatory and governance challenges to help you secure the long-term sustainability of your organisation.

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Risk advisory for financial services

The landscape of financial regulation is hugely complex as the wave of new rules responding to the global financial crisis has only recently started to ease and businesses are now dealing with a wave of ESG regulation. As we move into a new regulatory phase, the ability of financial services firms to manage legal and regulatory risks proactively becomes increasingly important.

Our risk advisory team draws on experience from our financial regulation and contentious regulatory practices to help large financial institutions evaluate sources of risk and determine what good compliance practice looks like.

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