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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 


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