Companies across all sectors face increasingly complex compliance challenges in a variety of areas, with the risk of reputational damage, civil liability, enforcement action and even criminal prosecution when things go wrong. We advise clients across the full spectrum of risk management and compliance covering all industries, including those operating in regulated sectors.
Our international team advises clients on risk assessments and audits, compliance reviews, developing and testing compliance policies and procedures, and reputational risk management programmes. We also conduct transactional and institutional due diligence reviews, manage internal investigations, and defend companies and individuals in externally driven investigations and enforcement actions.
Our compliance advice is based not on abstract notions but on practical experience and understanding of clients' businesses, and we aim to balance our legal advice with pragmatism and an appreciation of relevant regulatory strictures as well as clients’ business environment and needs.
We cover the full spectrum of risk management/corporate compliance issues:
- Trade controls and economic sanctions
- Anti-trust and competition
- Anti-money laundering
- Data protection
- Environmental compliance
- Employment law
- Conflicts of Interest
Business and Human Rights
Clifford Chance has a leading business and human rights practice, which is closely aligned with our international law and corporate compliance practices as well as our transactional groups. Our professionals have been involved in shaping policy, law and regulation in the area for more than a decade. Our global network of offices means that our specialist knowledge of international standards is complemented by familiarity with local laws and cultures and understanding of sector-specific and geography-specific human rights risks. We have extensive experience and strength in areas where corporations face acute human rights risks, including in the extractives sector, in conflict affected areas, weak governance zones and in countries with poor human rights records. We work frequently with other specialists drawn from across Clifford Chance's sector and practice groups to ensure that human rights risk management procedures properly reflect international standards.