Issues for financial sponsors and their UK portfolio companies
At Linklaters we aim to deliver legal certainty in a changing world. This means supporting you in preparing for future requirements, as well as in relation to current issues.
Political uncertainty, climate change, new technologies, social media and the impacts of globalisation create new challenges for businesses every day. There is continual growth in what falls within the scope of either regulation or the social licence to operate. To be resilient, you and your portfolio companies need the right governance and legal structures, even though these are not alone sufficient to meet all the challenges they face.
The issues covered in this publication are ones which we think will be particularly topical this year. They all demonstrate the need to build an appropriate culture and to understand expectations of employees, society, investors or governments that are not necessarily set out in black and white. But they are also underpinned by legal obligations, risks and liabilities.
We hope funds and financial sponsors investing in UK companies, and their portfolio companies, will find that the issues highlighted here resonate with their own thinking. We would be delighted to discuss any of them with you.