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Business Integrity

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The set of standards that is expected of a company's operations has only intensified with an increased focus on topics such as ethical leadership, independent assurance and the integrity of the corporate governance framework.

Poor governance leads to increased risk of mismanagement. This can give rise to significant financial and reputational implications, as well as the potential for governmental, regulatory sanctions or criminal prosecution. ESG and its associated compliance requirements only adds to the growing number of class action cases as investors, consumers, and employees increasingly look beyond the bottom-line. Stakeholder expectations are shifting in focus and demanding more. They are also assessing what businesses are doing to address climate change, tackle human rights abuse and improve inclusion and diversity in a real and meaningful way. 

Other factors that are considered as good governance vs. poor governance are often associated with areas such as how a company approaches its:

Shareholder activism is driving companies to have to address the integrity of their operations. Alignment between what is being espoused in terms of Sustainable Business and ESG strategies and targets, and the evidence of what is being actually delivered, has never been so under the spotlight. 

In addition, the lasting effects of COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and volatile global economic markets are leading to an increase in the rates of economic crime and fraud. This has only added to the pressure for business to focus on strengthening their corporate governance approach before it's too late. Mitigation of integrity risk and enhancement of risk resilience through independent assessment, testing, validation and review of governance and controls should feature as a top business priority on any boardroom agenda. 

Our multi-disciplinary Business Integrity team includes leading expert lawyers, consultants, accountants, analysts, risk professionals, technologists and auditors. 

We take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to your business integrity. We provide assistance from building resilience to complex, cross-border civil and criminal investigations and enforcement cases, as well as addressing critical issues in Data Protection and Cyber Security. 

What we do

Our solutions encompass market-leading efficient processing, hosting, review and production of the large volumes of documentation associated with litigation, arbitration and investigation matters.

We utilise best-of-breed data analytics, eDiscovery technology, including machine learning and AI, to build an effective document management process that helps you to meet your obligations and puts you in the best position to prevail in the face of adversity.

Class actions

We manage the class action process, including claimant verification, from early resolution to successfully defending claims to the Supreme Court

Find out more about how we can advise on Class Actions >

Crisis management

We efficiently review data and documents including for large-scale investigations and provide the necessary crisis management services you require.

Mobile response teams will work closely with you to advise on how to protect your business, reputation, support your workforce and engage with regulators

Find out more about our UK Crisis and Incident Management Service >

Data protection & cyber security

Our expert team will help you to plan and prepare for testing situations and guide your responses in live situations, right through to representing your interests in the highest courts in the land. We also support those who have fallen victim to cybercrime in civil fraud actions resulting in the recovery of stolen funds. 

Find out more about our Data Protection & Cyber Security team > 

Economic crime & fraud

Our diverse team represent corporate and individual clients in investigations conducted by law enforcement agencies across a broad spectrum of economic crime related matters including bribery and corruption, serious fraud, tax evasion and money-laundering.

We mitigate financial crime risk in a wide range of scenarios by advising on compliance with corporate crime legislation and the implementation of preventative measures with a particular focus on anti-bribery, money laundering and tax evasion.

Find out more about our Economic Crime and Fraud expertise >

Find out more about our wider Sustainable Business & ESG Advisory Practice 

For more information or to discuss how we can help your business please contact a member of our Business Integrity Leadership team

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