Corporate governance & compliance

Good corporate governance is integral to the success of any business. Corporate governance requirements are diverse, depending on the nature of your business, its ownership structure and stakeholders. We work alongside you to get things right for you.

But getting to grips with what it means for your business can be tricky. At one end of the spectrum, corporate governance refers to very specific codes of best practice. At the other end, and in its most general sense, it has become synonymous with the way any body is managed, with particular emphasis on risk management, accountability, business integrity and sustainability.

We help our clients, whether listed companies, institutional investors, private equity houses, underwriters, board committees or individual directors, to identify what is right for them and implement strategies to adopt best practice in their businesses.

Our legal experts deliver clear, commercial advice across a full range of corporate governance issues. From developing clients’ corporate governance policies to helping them to deal with issues when things go wrong, we have the right team to help you. Most importantly, our approach is grounded in common-sense and listening. Long-standing relationships are important to us. That’s why we build a team of experts that works for the objectives you have. We work hard to anticipate risks and help you avoid harm to your business interests.

We have particular experience in the following areas:

  • Corporate governance codes
  • Directors’ remuneration and incentivisation
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Board composition
  • Breach of duties