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Corporate Governance & Regulatory Compliance

A successful business requires good policies and procedures to address the increasingly complex layers of laws, rules and regulations. Management needs to ensure that their business operates within commonly accepted standards, and best practices are adopted and incorporated into business operations. Failures can result in penalties to the company, loss of reputation and goodwill and, in some instances, even personal liabilities to individual directors and senior management, including criminal charges with possibility of imprisonment.

Corporate governance and compliance issues arise in all areas of a business, including employment relationships, conflicts of interest and duties, related party transactions, internal controls, securities law compliance, risk management, anti-money laundering, codes of conduct, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and data privacy.

We advise our clients on a full range of corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters, including compliance reviews, internal due diligence, compliance manual design and arranging ad-hoc or regular trainings and programs. Our wide background with diverse industries enables us to accurately identify unnecessary and outdated policies or potential areas of risk which may be overlooked and propose cost effective solutions.

Our areas of work include:

  • Internal compliance review and due diligence
  • Compliance counselling and training
  • Advising on code of conduct and best practices
  • Corporate governance and reputational advice
  • Regulatory enquiries
  • Company master compliance manual
  • Hong Kong data privacy laws
  • Anti-money laundering

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