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Crisis Management

Preparing for major disruptions to business operations has never received such attention.

Growing environmental, health and safety standards combined with intense media scrutiny and stakeholder concerns mean that you need to clearly identify major risks which may affect the business and plan for all eventualities. Our integrated practice of regulatory experts and litigators is ideally suited to advise on developing, planning and implementing a crisis strategy. We advise on integrity testing plans, provide practical guidance on managing relationships with regulators and resolve disputes with as little disruption to our clients’ business.

In particular, we can advise on:

  • developing a management and organisational structure to respond to an incident or crisis
  • existing emergency response procedures
  • the preparation of key documents to manage the role of parties such as contractors or JV partners
  • selecting, appointing and managing other external advisors such as PR or media consultants
  • training staff on crisis procedures
  • managing the relationship with regulators in the event of a crisis
  • bringing the business back into compliance
  • civil and criminal proceedings which follow an incident 

News & insights

Columns

Publications: 14 JUNE 2021

Access to environmental justice in Flanders in light of the Aarhus Regulation review: Contradiction or alignment?

Recently, the Flemish Government published a proposal amending the functioning of inter alia the Council for Permit Disputes (a regional administrative court), which also has procedural ramifications…

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A solar energy panel reflecting sunlight

News: 18 MAY 2021

A&O takes part in €100m green fund by EIB-SBI to support climate action in India

Allen & Overy took part in establishing Neev Fund II, a joint commitment by the State Bank of India and the European Investment Bank to support climate action in India.

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View of a city

Publications: 13 MAY 2021

Sustainability linked lending in the leveraged finance market

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters have long been a talking point in the leveraged finance market, but the end of 2020 and the first few months of 2021 have seen deal flow take off for…

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Red carpeted walk way/bridge inside building with glass meeting rooms

Publications: 11 MAY 2021

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

An EU-wide sustainability reporting standard has been proposed by the European Commission ahead of a possible new international reporting standard on sustainability. The EU proposals expand the scope…

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