With the increasing extra territorial reach of FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, coupled with the trends of globalization, recent years have witnessed great emphasis on corporate governance, transparency, responsibility and accountability. Corporations have to deal with are multijurisdictional laws and regulations. Compliance and its monitoring has become a complex task. In such a scenario, taking preventive and corrective measures against compliance violations and corporate misconduct has become an existential issue.
We actively assist our clients in dealing with diverse issues arising in Corporate Compliance and Conduct. We represent and advise domestic and multinationals in India and across the globe. We collaborate with law firms from other jurisdictions – working together as a team in many of these representations.
The practice covers designing corporate compliance programs, conducting compliance audits, pre-acquisition due diligence of target for corporate compliance, treatment of whistle-blowers and co-operating witnesses, anti-corruption audits and advising on treatment of permissible payments, and independent internal investigations of corporate misconduct.
Apart from advisory and investigative assignments described above, the Firm undertakes defence representation in contentious matters and conducts corporate training in this area.
CCAI practice complements our other practice areas which provide legal advice to corporates on diverse matters including representation before other regulators such as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), and the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI).