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.
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: