An upsurge in the regulation of business in Australia and public pressure for its implementation has resulted in an increased appetite by regulators for investigations and enforcement proceedings which – once public knowledge – can do untold damage to a company’s reputation and public goodwill and open the door to litigation by third parties.
Our investigations team has extensive experience in representing clients’ interests to regulators. We also regularly act for regulators, which has enabled us to establish excellent working relationships with regulators and develop an intimate understanding of regulatory and policy frameworks including, importantly, the approach of regulators to their application and enforcement.
Our team has the know-how and experience to provide robust pre-emptive strategic advice to minimise financial and reputational risk. Where our clients are facing investigation and possible enforcement actions, we help our clients navigate the risks in a way that allows them to put their best foot forward with the regulators while still preserving their rights and reputation.