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A holistic, client-centred approach


We understand that one of the greatest challenges facing our clients is the constantly evolving array of regulatory risks that they face, in areas such as anti-bribery and corruption, antitrust and competition, data privacy, export controls and sanctions, financial services regulation, global mobility, customs and tax. Reflecting the breadth and increasingly interconnected nature of those risks, Mayer Brown’s Risk Management practice offers a holistic and client-centered approach encompassing an extensive range of complementary services designed to help our clients to identify, manage and respond to the different risks that they face.


We recognise that, in many sectors, certain types of conduct can constitute a chronic problem of risk with a tendency to recur. We appreciate the challenges faced by our clients’ boards and why it is insufficient to be merely reactive. In certain instances and jurisdictions, the standard practice of regulatory authorities is to require the conduct of a risk assessment. Our approach in assisting our clients relies upon global best practice, informed by the experience of our lawyers serving in a range of enforcement agencies, acting as
monitors for governmental authorities, and representing a wide range of private and public sector organisations. That experience informs us as to how enforcers will react and where the legal and regulatory boundaries lie in areas where the position may not be clear.

Our in-depth understanding of corporate governance and the responsibilities of directors and senior management enables us to deliver sound strategic judgement as well as technical excellence. Many of our lawyers have worked in-house, and we understand the priorities and concerns of in-house legal advisors. We pride ourselves on our deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. We listen to their concerns and objectives, taking account of their business strategy, commercial engagements and relationships with regulators. We work sensitively with our clients’ internal legal and compliance teams as well as with their other external advisors. Our advice will always be rigorous, independent and objective.
 


 

 

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