Compliance and Investigations
Our compliance and investigations team at LC Lawyers LLP represents our clients across the world and cover the full spectrum of investigations and compliance work, including:
Conducting pre-acquisition due diligence, post-acquisition risk assessment and integration to reduce the risk of successor-liability issues;
Designing, implementing, enforcing and stress testing compliance policies and procedures to assist our clients to have adequate procedures to prevent bribery, corruption and other nefarious conduct;
Conducting internal investigations and advising on compliance and regulatory issues;
Responding to government investigations, liaising with governmental and regulatory authorities; and
Identifying, advising on and implementing remediation measures, and conducting compliance training.
We are best known for our flexibility and our robust strategies, which involve combining our legal expertise, our deep understanding of business practices and legal and regulatory systems, particularly in Hong Kong and mainland China, and our knowledge and experience in dealing with data and technology related issues.
We have first-hand experience in dealing with governmental and regulatory authorities and represent and successfully advocate for clients in defending investigations and enforcement proceedings. We advise and assist clients in managing dawn-raids, the execution of search orders and compliance with disclosure orders, protecting clients’ rights in urgent investigations. We conduct internal investigations, efficiently and effectively to understand the issues under investigation, prepare clients to properly defend the investigations and/or enforcement proceedings, and to remediate any identified issues. We are well versed with and assist clients with related technology and data issues, including securing and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive data and compliance with data privacy, trade and state secret, data localization and data transfer laws across different jurisdictions. Where necessary, we work with lawyers in other jurisdictions within the global EY network and experts in computer forensics and data analytics, managing the scope and process of collecting, assessing and producing hard copy and electronic data, including within tight timeframes. We also provide practical solutions, including on remediation, corporate governance and internal control issues, assist clients develop, implement, monitor regulatory compliance programmes and conduct in-house training to mitigate the risk of investigations.