Our Regulatory & Investigations team advises both corporates and individuals to manage the latest regulatory developments, handle internal investigations, help you respond to external investigations, investigate fraud & white collar crime, advise on disclosures to regulators and deal with any regulatory or criminal prosecutions that arise. Our team also has an extensive understanding of the risks surrounding trade sanctions and our expertise is supported by our vast experience of working in new and emerging markets.
With our deep sector knowledge and understanding of regulatory environments across the world, we are able to provide a comprehensive and joined-up service to our clients. We have extensive experience advising on regulatory issues and conducting investigations across all of our main practice areas, including trade and commodities, energy and natural resources, marine, aviation, insurance, and professional services.
Building resilience in global regulatory frameworks
With the global regulatory landscape evolving rapidly, and compliance regimes becoming increasingly rigorous, wide-ranging, and complex coupled with. Regulators gaining progressively broad powers and law enforcement authorities imposing greater controls, regulatory issues pose growing and significant legal and reputational risk for organisations and individuals alike.
At Clyde & Co, we work with our clients across the world, dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional and cross-border transactions and disputes. We offer legal advisors who are not only expert lawyers with a deep understanding of the industry but have a commercial approach and pragmatic mindset assisting clients to achieve their goals cost effectively and with a minimum of risk.
We have the experience and knowledge to bolster compliance in established regulatory frameworks, and we have the capability to provide rapid, detailed responses to new regulations and legal requirements. At the heart of our approach is the belief that being compliant should not impose onerous burdens on an organisation and that the assimilation of regulatory demands should cause the minimum of disruption.
With investigations on the rise, our team can assist you to run an independent investigation, in a manner that preserves legal professional privilege (where necessary). We also ensure clients can mount swift and effective internal investigations and take appropriate steps as required.
In circumstances where investigations give rise to criminal proceedings, we advise companies and individuals in relation to potential liability issues and defence options. Our global network of offices means we are on hand when and where required for our clients’ best interests.
To help avoid problems arising in the first place, we help our clients to develop and implement robust systems and controls in order to comply with domestic and international legislation. We support General Counsel and Compliance Officers to prepare strategies to deal with complex regulatory issues including problems arising from facilitation payments, offshore payments, allegations of greenwashing, the use of agents, consultants and dealings with public officials on government contracts and in relation to potential tax violations.