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Corporate Governance and Compliance

Compliance issues have risen up the agenda for corporates globally.

An ever-changing area, we help companies minimise operational and regulatory risks and provide them with on-going, up-to-the-minute advice.  Across all of our offices we help our clients navigate the maze of legislation and best practice codes relevant to corporate governance and corporate responsibility.

We provide general company and compliance advice to our corporate clients on the legal issues which most regularly impact their businesses.  Our boardroom practice covers all elements of company law, from advice on board procedures to issues arising in takeover situations, as well as, analysing corporate policies, codes of conduct, and assistance with shareholder engagement.

Our experts advise on domestic and international corporate issues including corporate law, sector-specific regulations, relevant listing rules, liability and risks for board directors and senior executives.

News & insights

News: 17 DECEMBER 2019

By January 1st 2020, specific companies operating in Australia will need to have a mandatory whistleblowing policy in place

The window for establishing and implementing a specific whistleblower policy has now almost closed. 

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Publications: 11 DECEMBER 2019

Australia proposes robust new foreign bribery laws

On Monday 2 December, the Australian Government introduced into the Senate the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019 (Cth) (“Foreign Bribery Bill”). This Bill proposes to fundamentally shift the criminal liability landscape for corporations with respect to foreign bribery

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Publications: 03 DECEMBER 2019

Data ethics – why should you care?

The potentially limitless opportunities provided by data-driven insights make data one of the most valuable assets that organisations have at their disposal today. 

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Data ethics: navigating the spirit of the law

Publications: 09 OCTOBER 2019

Podcast: Data ethics - navigating the spirit of the law

With rapid increases in data generating and data driven technologies, data ethics is a topic that is gaining prominence among consumers, companies, regulators and investors. Data protection senior associate Karishma Brahmbhatt discusses how to create the right data culture and why it is important for companies to do so.

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