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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

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Around the globe more and more emphasis is placed on Corporate Governance and investors are becoming more assertive.

We advise on corporate governance issues for listed companies, financial institutions, institutional investors, private equity players, underwriters, board committees, directors and others. Our Corporate Governance practice combines professionals from our corporate and litigation departments.

Across our global network we share know-how regarding the current developments on Corporate Governance at both a national and global level. We advise on the full range of corporate governance issues including the UK corporate Governance Code, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the European Corporate Governance Action Plan, the modernisation of European Company Law and the senior managers regime which are being introduced into large parts of the financial services sector in the EU. Increasingly governance is a key aspect of regulatory compliance and executive remuneration. Our expertise in this area allows us to provide valuable insights and informed advice to our clients.

Further, we cover the full spectrum of risk management/corporate compliance issues as 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. 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.

Clifford Chance has participated in a range of working groups and advisory bodies in relation to corporate governance issues including the European Advisory Group on Corporate Governance and Company Law and has developed an extensive network of contacts with international corporate governance organisations and regulatory authorities.

Forming an integral part of our Corporate M&A and Litigation practices our Corporate Governance practice can provide effective support for our clients across the full range of corporate governance issues.