Ethics and compliance professionals for business

Governances’ professionals provide you with strategic and operational governance and compliance solutions applying the best practices in risk management.

The risks of noncompliance for your business

Due to a proliferation of global regulations designed to establish an environment of enhanced compliance in global markets, companies are exposed to a greater degree of compliance risk than ever before. Indeed, as governments seek to address such diverse issues…

Due to a proliferation of global regulations designed to establish an environment of enhanced compliance in global markets, companies are exposed to a greater degree of compliance risk than ever before. Indeed, as governments seek to address such diverse issues as money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, competition, human rights abuses, damage to the environment, misuse of personal data, to name but a few, businesses are caught in the crosshairs.

In addition, the extraterritorial effects of legislation such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, the UK Modern Slavery Act, the French Sapin 2 law, among others, tend to have a far-reaching impact on businesses and individuals operating abroad.

In this context, companies that do not follow state of the art compliance practices face a multitude of possible repercussions which are likely to expose not only themselves, but also their executives and employees to civil and criminal lawsuits in their country of origin, France, or elsewhere.

Complying with the regulatory framework is therefore an essential requirement for all economic stakeholders as failure to do so constitutes an increasingly dangerous risk, one which must be avoided with care and expertise.

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Our areas of expertise

Governances helps company directors, officers and employees in France and abroad to establish and implement internal compliance programs aimed at reducing the risks associated with the violation of the following types of laws and regulations:

Our experts provide:

Governances manages the compliance process from conception to implementation with a continuous improvement approach, providing its clients with a comprehensive range of services including:

  • Design and implementation of risk management programs
  • Audits and assessment of existing programs
  • Risk mapping
  • Training
  • Due Diligence and investigations
  • Implementation of Whistleblowing mechanisms / Hotlines
  • Efficiency measurement and improvement
  • Other Studies and analyses

Our methods

We work with you to:

  • Jointly face your reality
  • Jointly uncover your risk profile
  • Support your drive for improved governance

Our commitments

Frontline expertise Open

We take a very pragmatic and constructive approach to dealing with problems of corruption as a result of our collective multi-faceted and informed experience. We understand where, when and how corruption is likely to occur and how to implement appropriate prevention policies. When we conduct “Anti-corruption” Due Diligence, we know what to search for and where and how to find it.

Expertise in the latest legal developments and Best Practices Open

We constantly strive to improve our reference terms with the support of renowned international law firms and our own legal and compliance monitoring. Due to our in-depth knowledge of the latest civil and criminal cases, we provide our clients with the critical skills and expertise required to establish effective compliance and operational risk management programs through a unique tailored approach and in accordance with international best practices.

Confidentiality Open

All of our services are carried out within the framework of a confidentiality agreement in which we undertake never to disclose the information provided to us to a third party. This commitment shall apply to all employees, suppliers or subcontractors who may be associated with the assignment.