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Good corporate governance is integral to the success of any business.

Corporate governance requirements are diverse, depending on the nature of your business, its ownership structure and stakeholders. We work alongside you to get things right for you.

We’re proud of our reputation for being at the forefront of this rapidly changing area of law. We help our UK and international clients, whether listed companies, institutional investors, private equity houses, underwriters, board committees or individual directors, to identify what is right for them and implement strategies to adopt best practice in their businesses.

But getting to grips with what it means for your business can be tricky. At one end of the spectrum, corporate governance refers to very specific codes of best practice, for example the UK Corporate Governance Code and QCA guidelines. At the other end, and in its most general sense, it has become synonymous with the way any body is managed, with particular emphasis on risk management, accountability, business integrity and sustainability.

Our legal experts deliver clear, commercial advice across a full range of corporate governance issues. From developing clients' corporate governance policies to helping them to deal with issues when things go wrong, we have the right team to help you.

Most importantly, our approach is grounded in common-sense and listening. Long-standing relationships are important to us. That’s why we build a team of experts that works for the objectives you have. We work hard to anticipate risks and help you to avoid harm to your business interests.

“Pragmatic and commercially focused advice within set deadlines”

Chambers & Partners Guide (UK)

Get in touch

T:+44 (0)191 279 9285

What we do

We have particular experience in the following areas:

  • Corporate governance codes
  • Share dealing codes
  • Companies Act directors' duties
  • Institutional investor voting guidelines – NAPF, PIRC and others
  • Directors’ remuneration and incentivisation
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Board composition
  • Breach of duties
  • Directors' duties in distressed situations

Example of work

  • We advised digital bank Atom on strategic partnership with BBVA and its £135 million fundraising ​