Orr Litchfield’s corporate lawyers use their expertise in local corporate law, relevant listing rules and liability and risks for boards of directors to advise clients on a broad range of corporate governance issues both nationally and internationally.
Corporate governance and regulatory compliance is relevant to all companies. It is a particular but necessary burden for listed companies. It frequently has a strategic value for every company in determining the role of the directors, establishing a system of risk management, providing a system for performance evaluation and ensuring the board is accountable to its shareholders. As such, corporate governance and regulatory compliance is a key factor in the relationship between a company's directors and its shareholders.
Our corporate lawyers assist our clients in understanding the maze of legislation and best practice codes relevant to corporate governance and corporate responsibility.
Our Corporate Governance and regulatory compliance service includes:
Advising on the Combined Code and the Quoted Companies Alliance Guidelines, reviewing terms and conditions of employment or service for directors, advising on best practice at AGMs and EGMs, advising on communications with shareholders, drafting committee terms of reference and board handbooks, reviewing corporate governance statements and corporate responsibility policies, advising on issues arising on initial public offerings (IPOs), in takeover situations or mergers & acquisitions and providing training for boards
Our corporate lawyers are supported by Commercial, Competition, Employment, Intellectual Property, Commercial Property & Real Estate and Planning & Environmental legal experts, where required, to provide a full corporate governance and regulatory compliance service.
We work closely with pensions, tax and financial advisors to help our clients structure and implement their corporate governance and regulatory compliance policies in the most efficient and effective way.
We regularly work on international corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters. Where required, we are able to obtain support for our clients from our international network of lawyers.
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