Corporate accountability and governance risks faced by boards of directors have increased significantly in recent years. Rulemaking bodies have adopted regulations to improve transparency and to protect corporate shareholders and stakeholders. The credit crisis has produced a further increased focus on corporate governance issued globally.
Our Firm is one of the leading Corporate Governance practices worldwide, providing strategic guidance and representation to companies and their directors, officers, and shareholders throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Our proactive approach to corporate controls, compliance assessment, and planning helps us to anticipate and protect clients from legal issues that would adversely affect their business operations or shareholder value.
We advise boards, board committees, individual directors, officers and company managers on their duties, obligations, and liabilities under home-country laws and regulatory requirements. We represent all kinds of board committees, including those with oversight of audit, compensation, director nomination, governance, and pension fund investment matters. The lawyers also advise boards and their special and independent committees on oversight of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, other business combinations, restructurings, and securities offerings. Often we serve as special or independent counsel in highly sensitive matters. We also regularly advise on crisis counseling, special investigations, internal investigations, and enforcement proceedings.