Corporate Governance and Compliance
Compliance issues affect every aspect of a company
Our interdisciplinary team benefits from an extensive international network. We co-operate with colleagues in the UK and US on issues such as the UK Bribery Act, SEC procedures or requirements and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
The team has designed and implemented national and cross-border compliance programmes for multinational companies, including documentation. In risk prevention we have experience establishing compliance departments and structures, developing a code of conduct, compliance training, internal audits, implementing whistle blowing systems and supporting audits of established compliance functions. In risk management we provide support for dawn raids, defend preliminary investigations and internal audits. We examine and enforce claims for damages and enforce employment law sanctions. The team focuses on compliance issues under antitrust, capital markets, criminal, employment and data protection law and advises companies and their corporate bodies on compliance under corporate and company law.
The team advises groups of companies, including DAX30 and other listed companies, in particular on corporate bodies’ liability in connection with company management and the increasing requirements of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This advice covers the remuneration of management board members and managing directors. The team has many years experience advising on risk management within groups of companies, on organisation and reporting duties and arrangements for general meetings.
News & insights
Publications: 02 SEPTEMBER 2020
There is growing momentum worldwide among governments to require companies to undertake human rights due diligence. The Netherlands took the lead with respect to the specific issue of child labour,…Read more
Publications: 19 AUGUST 2020
Billy Jacobson speaks with Hong Kong partner Eugene Chen and Sydney partner Jason Gray about how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted anti-bribery and corruption ( "ABC") compliance and enforcement…Read more
Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020
On 31 July 31 2020, the Irish Supreme Court quashed the national plan for tackling climate change adopted by the Irish Government in 2017. In the wake of the December 2019 Urgenda landmark ruling in…Read more
Publications: 31 OCTOBER 2018
Whistleblowers have been making headlines almost every month this past year and this follows a string of scandals which have exposed the limited assistance available for people seeking to expose…Read more