Corporate Investigations and Inquiries

The provision of advice on commercial and corporate governance issues, both to government and corporates, is core to our practice. We have been at the forefront of corporate governance developments in the UK, helping to shape regulation and best practice in this area.

We advise clients on:

  • the development and review of corporate governance regimes and the Corporate Governance Code
  • internal investigations involving alleged breaches of governance codes or other instances of executive impropriety
  • investigations in relation to disciplinary proceedings brought by professional or regulatory bodies
  • ad hoc  inquiries, eg the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press

We were named Corporate Governance Law Firm of the Year in the ACQ Finance Magazine Global Awards, 2012.

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Our key experience includes advising:

Telegraph Media Group in relation to the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press.

Rugby Football Union (RFU) on a review commissioned by a resolution of the Council of the current governance structure of the RFU.

English Cricket Board (ECB) on points arising from ECB rules and regulations.

the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Sotheby’s in connection with a major global investigation in relation to the sourcing of antiquities and works of art.

Preston Tithebarn Partnership, a joint venture between Grosvenor Limited and Lend Lease Europe Limited, on corporate governance issues and ongoing operational matters.

a large privately-owned international group of companies in connection with allegations regarding inadequate corporate governance involving various investigations and the review of existing corporate governance arrangements.

a large privately-held industrial group on ongoing corporate governance and related disputes in a variety of jurisdictions.

many listed clients on reviews of their corporate governance codes and issues arising in relation to corporate governance.