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Corporate Compliance

Peters & Peters’ diverse experience dealing with investigations and prosecutions arising from compliance failings means that it is ideally placed to assist corporate clients in evaluating and designing their compliance programmes to ensure they are sufficiently robust to mitigate the risk of regulatory or investigative intervention.

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We advise in relation to a wide range of corporate compliance issues with particular focus on issues relating to financial crime, in particular in relation to sanctions and export controls, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) and anti-money laundering (AML). We can help companies identify risks; assist with due diligence processes and enquiries; draft policies and guidance; document business processes and ensure controls are embedded as well as monitor ongoing compliance. We can devise and deliver bespoke training programmes for all employees up to board level.

Peters & Peters has advised a range of bodies in the UK and overseas, including governments, major corporations, SMEs and professionals across a variety of sectors and can tailor our advice accordingly. We are able to deal with compliance globally by working with trusted legal partners on international projects.

We specialise in conducting “deep dive” reviews of financial crime compliance. This recognises that a “tick box” approach is not an adequate response to risk and will not satisfy regulators and prosecutors if a breach occurs. By talking to employees on the ground about the risks they face and the effectiveness of the compliance programme, we can ensure that our recommendations for enhancement are comprehensive whilst remaining proportionate.

In relation, in particular, to sanctions compliance, we recognise that laws and regulations relating to sanctions are complex and in constant flux, changing in line with shifts in the political landscape. This fluidity poses a particular challenge to firms seeking to comply with sanctions, requiring them to keep abreast of changes and modify their business dealings accordingly. We can help companies develop a dynamic sanctions programme that can respond swiftly to such changes.

Some organisations approach us after being alerted to potential compliance breaches either through internal control mechanisms or a third party, such as a bank or other financial institution. We can investigate the issues, assess the likelihood that a breach has occurred and advise on any reports which may need to be made to relevant bodies, as well as assist with remedial steps.

Our corporate compliance expertise includes:

Key Contacts

Hannah Laming

Hannah Laming, Partner

Email Hannah

+44 (0)20 7822 7752

Jasvinder Nakhwal

Jasvinder Nakhwal, Partner

Email Jasvinder

+44 (0)20 7822 7753

Monty Raphael QC

Monty Raphael QC, Special Counsel

Email Monty

+44 (0)20 7822 7777

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