Corporate Governance & Directors' Liability

Around the world, there is a growing focus on Corporate Governance, and investors are displaying greater assertiveness. At VGA, we recognise the increasing significance of Corporate Governance and are here to guide you through its complexities.


Our Expertise in Corporate Governance

Our dedicated team provides expert counsel on Corporate Governance matters to a diverse clientele, including listed companies, financial institutions, institutional investors, private equity firms, underwriters, board committees, directors, and more. Within our Corporate Governance practice, we bring together professionals from both our corporate and litigation departments, ensuring a comprehensive approach to addressing your needs.

Risk Management and Corporate Compliance

In today’s business landscape, companies from all sectors grapple with intricate compliance challenges in various domains. The potential risks include reputational damage, civil liability, enforcement actions, and even criminal prosecution when things go awry. Our team assists clients in conducting risk assessments and audits, performing compliance reviews, developing and testing compliance policies and procedures, and implementing reputational risk management programs. We also undertake transactional and institutional due diligence reviews, oversee internal investigations, and provide defense in externally driven investigations and enforcement actions.


Directors' Liability

Directors of companies carry a significant responsibility for the decisions they make and the actions they take in the course of running businesses. This responsibility comes with various legal obligations, and failure to meet these obligations can result in personal liability for directors which can have severe financial and legal consequences.

At VGA, we understand the complexities of directors’ liability, and we are here to help you navigate its challenges effectively.


Our team of experienced legal professionals can provide comprehensive support in the following areas:

  • Risk evaluation: We conduct thorough legal assessments of the directors’ decisions, roles, and duties to identify potential areas of risk and liability. Our goal is to help directors understand the specific challenges they may face and develop sound legal strategies to address them proactively. 
  • Risk management: We work closely with directors to establish robust risk management frameworks that ensure compliance. Our proactive approach helps minimise the likelihood of legal issues arising in the first place.
  • Prevention: We offer guidance and training to directors and key personnel to ensure they are aware of their legal obligations and responsibilities. This can help prevent inadvertent breaches of the law and ensure a timely response by directors.
  • Solution-oriented legal services: In the event legal challenges arise, our team is ready to provide swift and effective guidance. We have a proven track record of successfully representing directors in various legal matters, including regulatory investigations and disputes, insolvency, third party claims, etc. We pay special attention to the commercial aspects of contingencies and help mitigate commercial damage to the companies’ and its directors’ reputation.


Our Collaborative Approach

As an integral component of our Corporate M&A and Litigation practices, our Corporate Governance practice stands ready to offer unwavering support across the entire spectrum of Corporate Governance matters. We are committed to ensuring that your corporate governance strategy aligns seamlessly with your broader objectives.


Why choose VGA?

  • Expertise: Our legal team has extensive experience in corporate governance and directors’ liability, ensuring you receive top-notch advice and representation.
  • Tailored solutions: We understand that every business is unique, and we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and challenges.
  • Proactive approach: We believe in preventing legal issues before they even arise, saving you time, money, and stress.
  • Confidentiality: We prioritise client confidentiality and handle sensitive matters with the utmost discretion.
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Have any questions?

Contact VGA today to explore how our expertise can benefit your organisation’s corporate governance and compliance needs