Corporate & Financial Regulation
Businesses in every industry face growing challenges to navigate complex regulatory requirements. Enforcement activity is growing, as regulatory bodies and criminal investigators and prosecutors intensify their focus on corporate wrongdoing. Financial penalties for corporate wrongdoing are ever increasing, and senior personnel can face severe personal consequences for legal and regulatory breaches in their businesses.
25 Bedford Row barristers are experts in advising businesses and individuals across a wide range of industries in relation to all regulatory compliance issues. We work with some of the world’s leading law firms and in-house Counsel to provide comprehensive advice to clients to ensure compliance before investigations and enforcement arise, and our specialist advocates are ready to provide strategic advice and representation if enforcement action is taken. We provide risk assessments, compliance audits, and training to prevent regulatory issues. We advise on internal investigations, and assist with appropriate actions and crisis management where wrongdoing is found. We help businesses achieve the best possible outcome under even the most challenging circumstances Our experience includes assisting companies and individuals in all in key areas of regulation, such as money laundering and anti-corruption, including under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act, criminal cartels and competition offences, UK financial regulation, and medicines regulations. 25 Bedford Row is considered a leading set for Business and Regulatory Crime (including Global Investigations) being ranked tier 3 by leading client guide the Legal 500. Our members also have direct access accreditation, meaning we can take instructions directly from the public where required.
For advice on any aspect of corporate and financial regulation and compliance, please call 020 7067 1500 or use the contact form on the right and we will respond promptly.
Our corporate & financial regulation & compliance services
We provide support at every stage compliance and regulatory investigation and enforcement, working proactively to help companies and individuals minimise the risk of regulatory breaches.
Regulation & compliance training
We provide tailor-made training on regulations and compliance issues relevant to a wide-range of industry sectors, in particular anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption. We specialise is providing appropriate training to a range of compliance and legal functions and general staff, ensuring everyone has the necessary guidance to put in place effective procedures.
Corporate & financial compliance audits
We provided audits of regulated business practices, providing regulatory risk assessments to identify issues before they arise. Where potential breaches are discovered, we advise on how to effectively address them.
Compliance reviews following a breach
Where organisations suspect a regulatory breaches or enforcement authorities have made inquiries, we are able to advise on the conduct of internal investigation to identify whether a breach has occurred to advise on any necessary remedial action, including the merits of self-reporting.
Representation in regulatory proceedings
If your regulator, the police or another investigatory body has begun an investigation or proceedings, our barristers can offer experienced, pragmatic advice and representation.
In many cases, we are able to agree an out-of-court resolution, securing lesser penalties, providing low-cost solutions, as well as minimising any negative publicity.
Why should I use 25 Bedford Row for corporate & financial regulation & compliance?
Our barristers offer decades of experience handling all manner of contentious and non-contentious regulatory and compliance issues for a wide range of businesses and organisations.
We are noted by the Legal 500 for being “approachable, professional and reliable” and for our “genuine depth in numbers, expertise and legal talent”.
25 Bedford Row has also been praised by Chambers & Partners for our “client focused, high quality service” and our “reputation for excellence”.
Our barristers include members of the following bodies:
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)
- United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
- Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
George Carter-Stephenson QC and Paul Hynes QC are recognised as leading silks for Business and Regulatory Crime (including Global Investigations) being ranked Tier 1 and Tier 3 respectively by the Legal 500.
Contact us about corporate & financial compliance
For expert advice and representation in all matters related to corporate & financial regulation & compliance, please call 020 7067 1500 or use the contact form below and we will respond promptly.
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