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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.

For too many organisations, risk has become shorthand for compliance and a fear of exposure to regulatory enforcement and reputational damage.

We see risks and opportunities as two sides of the same coin and support organisations in identifying, managing and mitigating strategic risks in order to make decisions that help their business innovate, grow and succeed.

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.

Our global Risk and Resilience team delivers solutions that help clients protect against or adapt to short-term and long-term change. We have the expertise to support clients through the various dimensions of risk including:

Enterprise risk

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 governance, oversight, accountability, transparency, compliance and earning a “social license to operate”.

We assist our clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks at the enterprise level across their business in this challenging commercial landscape.

Risk and resilience

Regulatory risk for corporates

Organisations are facing a maze of ever-increasing rules and overlapping regulations impacting a growing number of areas within their businesses.

As governments and public opinion have pushed for increasing amounts of legislation regulators have responded. They are reaching further to bring organisations to task for failing to comply with their obligations and foresee risk. Regulatory violations are increasingly no longer tolerated by customers and other key stakeholders who now see such failings squarely as a threat to a company’s reputation and value.

Having a culture and system that embeds and reinforces the importance of compliance with international and local regulatory requirements has become business-critical. Our approach goes beyond ensuring legal and regulatory compliance and mitigating identified risks.

Our people are experts in constant dialogue and engagement with wide cross section of key stakeholders across industry, supranationals, government, agencies, think-tanks and academics. We advise on best practice, policies, culture and ethics, in the boardroom or throughout an entire organisation. 

Cyber risk

High-profile cyber security incidents are being reported in the press with increasing regularity and cyber risk is quickly rising up the board agenda. We have one of the longest-standing privacy and cyber security teams in Europe and have been advising clients since the inception of data protection laws more than 20 years ago. With the addition of veteran cybersecurity attorneys in the United States and Asia, our team is truly global and spans over 100 lawyers in Asia, the U.S and Europe.

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We advise clients on:
  • Effective cyber crisis preparedness – through training, incident response planning, and risk management strategies.
  • Governance and resilience arrangements – helping clients review and put appropriate governance structures in place.
  • Crisis management in response to a hack or serious cyber incident – from supporting internal investigations and advising on securing and recovering data to advising on the board and management’s reporting responsibilities and liaising with regulators and law enforcement officials.

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. 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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