Corporate governance and compliance is an ever-changing area and we help companies minimise operational and regulatory risks and provide them with on-going, up-to-the-minute advice. We help our clients navigate the maze of legislation and best practice codes relevant to corporate governance and corporate responsibility. We provide general company and compliance advice to our corporate clients on the legal issues which most regularly impact their businesses. Our practice covers all elements of company law, from advice on board procedures to issues arising in takeover situations, as well as, analysing corporate policies, codes of conduct, and assistance with shareholder engagement.
Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled. The corporate governance structure specifies the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the company, such as, the board of directors, management, shareholders, and other stakeholders and spells out the rules and procedures for making decisions in corporate affairs. By doing this, it also provides the structure through which the company objectives are set and the means of attaining those objectives and monitoring performance.
The primary goal of corporate governance is to protect shareholders and other stakeholders from corporate and managerial misconduct. Effective corporate governance measures are essential to prevent corporate scandals, fraud, and potential civil and criminal liability. Such measures enhance the reputation of an organization and make it more attractive to investors, creditors, consumers, and donors.
Our team of dedicated individuals specialize in assisting our clients fulfil all the compliance requirements, and in setting up an appropriate governance framework. We offer our services in assisting the Board of Directors in discharginng their duties to achieve the long-term success of the company. This includes drafting the structure of remuneration in manner which is sufficient and appropriate to attract, retain, and motivate executives and non-executives of the quality required to run the company successfully, and to maintain a sound system of internal control to safeguard shareholders’ investment and the company’s assets.