Ethics & Compliance
A robust compliance system allows companies to prevent and manage risks, its implementation is for them a stake of credibility, growth, and serenity.
This trend of self-regulation, encouraged by the Sapin II law, the law on the duty of vigilance and all the extraterritorial legislations relating to the fight against corruption and money laundering, to international sanctions and embargoes, requires companies to implement several crucial actions for which we provide tailored advice, support, experience and expertise in order to comply with the needs of these companies, taking into account their specificities, their value and their operational constraints.
Tailored implementation, assessment and improvement of effective compliance programs with regards to the specificities of the company risks specific to the sector of activity and its geographical location.
A compliance program that meets the highest standards
In addition to meeting its legal obligations, the implementation of rules, policies, procedures, audits, controls, and trainings ensures the strengthening of the company's image and limit its risk exposure.
The adoption of the "compliance culture" by the company, its top management, its employees, and its business partners
The "compliance culture" which must be adopted by companies, their top management, their employees, and their business partners is very broad and includes human rights, environmental protection, CSR, data processing, competition law, cybersecurity and any other area that may affect the integrity of the company.
Prevention and control of risks
These risks, whether reputational, financial, legal, or administrative, must be anticipated.
Implementation of the most efficient tools
Management of third parties, monitoring of funds use, enactment of clear rules, information of all the values, expectations, and standards to which the company adheres etc. are aimed to prevent and control the exposure to risk and is a key component of the longevity of the company.
The guarantee of effective measures
The company must also seek the effectiveness of measures for good governance, healthy growth of its activities and a limitation of its liability search.
Identifying and remediating to any deficiencies in the compliance program
Any deficiencies in the compliance program must be investigated, analyzed, and improvement or remediation measures must be put in place.
Implementation, assessment, and improvement of compliance programs in close collaboration with the client in order to take into account its particularities.
Strong experience in supporting the implementation of strong and effective compliance programs
Independent compliance expert and monitor in the context of resolution agreements negotiated between global French groups and the World Bank.
High expertise in all the measures for a compliance program that meets the highest standards
We provide expertise in the assessment or implementation of companies' compliance program, including code of conduct, risk mapping, internal alert system, third party screening (due diligence, monitoring), accounting and financial audits, internal controls and employees’ trainings.
Recommendations aiming to ensure the effectiveness of the measures, the limitation of the risks incurred as well as taking into account the operational constraints of our clients
We ensure that our recommendations guarantee the effectiveness of the program in place and are in line with the activities and risk exposures of our clients and the context of our intervention (monitoring, pre- or post-acquisition, alert).
Tailor-made support according to the circumstances
We assist our clients in dealing with alerts, controls of the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA), or prosecutions or sanctions by authorities, including in an international and multi-jurisdictional context.
A personalized response to our clients' expectations
We also support top management in the implementation of these various actions and the compliance program of their companies.
A strong network of trusted partners
We work with trusted and cherry-picked partners (experienced and specialized foreign colleagues, forensics, strategy consulting firms, alert processing system providers) to offer our clients, the highest possible level of service at the fairest possible cost.