Governance & Trade Risk

Governance & Trade Risk


Our cross-departmental Governance & Trade Risk team has a strong reputation for helping clients understand their compliance obligations as well as how best to manage an ever-increasing range of legal, commercial and reputational risks.

Organisations face scrutiny, both at home and abroad, from regulators, enforcement authorities, politicians, NGOs and the media. Lenders, investors, suppliers and customers also want to better understand the compliance, ethics and wider environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability of their business partners.

It is not just enhanced corporate reporting and transparency; the trading and operations of companies, subsidiaries and wider business associates (wherever located) are increasingly targeted by ‘long-arm’ legislation. Given the growing complexity of global business structures and supply chains, compliance with this myriad of international trade, market access and foreign investment rules is challenging for any business.

As group structures are becoming increasingly transparent and the concept of separate corporate identity continues to be eroded, it is more important than ever to work with lawyers when implementing group-wide governance and risk management to ensure that such programmes are appropriate, tailored and well implemented.

Our dedicated Governance & Trade Risk team can assist you in navigating these risks and protect your reputation. Working in collaboration with our Environment & Regulatory Law and Dispute Resolution groups, we provide robust advice and solutions to corporate compliance, governance and other international trade risks and crisis management.

The team has recognised credentials in the following specialist areas:

  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Sanctions and export controls
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Business ethics, human rights and supply chain risk
  • Corporate transparency and reporting
  • ESG and responsible investment
  • Crisis response and international litigation risk

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