Corporate advisory and governance
Freshfields’ corporate advisory team advises companies and their in-house legal teams, senior management and boards on a broad range of corporate governance, compliance and disclosure matters in strategic and sensitive situations.
Our integrated offering covers day-to-day affairs as well as time-sensitive, event-driven challenges. We combine current best practices with pragmatic analysis, drawing upon our shared skills and experience to help clients solve a broad range of issues, from routine governance questions to the most sensitive situations which can pose regulatory challenges, and reputational and liability risks.
We provide tailored guidance at every stage of a company’s life cycle, bringing in colleagues from different jurisdictions and practices, to advise on: corporate governance matters of public and private companies; reporting and disclosure obligations; compensation and benefits programmes; business integrity risks; risk assessments and compliance framework remediation; succession planning; shareholder engagement and activism defence and preparation; board and committee advice; shareholder litigation; post-M&A disputes; capital markets and securities offerings; data privacy, and data governance and ethics; cybersecurity risk mitigation and response; investigations and crisis management; strategic and related party transactions; and ESG and sustainability issues.
Awards & Recognitions
Corporate Team of the Year – The Lawyer Awards 2023
"The firm has provided extensive counsel on a number of compliance issues involving matters around the world."
"[Able] to assimilate complex situations in the most challenging environments and provide clear and practical advice."
"The law firm offers very systematic and strategic processes."
"Completely understand the different dynamics of the human rights arena for multinationals and the legal tensions inherent."