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Independent senior legal and strategic counsel

Jurie is a highly-specialised Swedish law firm with a focus on independent senior legal and strategic counsel relating to Corporate Governance, Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Risk Management. The counsel relating to Corporate Governance comprises the rules, methods and processes by which a company or an organisation's activities are managed and controlled. The counsel relating to Corporate Sustainability, which has a special focus on anti-corruption, is based on the increasing demand for sustainability that is now placed on companies and organisations. The counsel relating to Corporate Risk Management before, during and after a crisis has emerged, is based on the necessary handling of such deviations from rules and expectations of stakeholders or financial problems that can lead to a crisis. In such a situation, an internal or external public investigation can serve as a tool in the efforts to first understand and communicate around (or comment upon) the shortcomings in order to be able to deal with them in the next step.

 
 
Corporate Sustainability & Investigations

 

Corporate Sustainability & Investigations

Corporate governance and ethical issues, including human rights, are becoming more and more integrated in business around the world. Tougher regulations regarding anti-corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering and reporting are being implemented globally. Every organisation and company needs to constantly weigh strategic, legal and ethical considerations with their goal of achieving a result. While an investigation always begins with a critical fact finding, i.e. collection and preservation of evidence, internal investigations are by nature very diverse in terms of character, purpose, ultimate goal, expectation, result and, not the least, publicity. Allegations of wrongdoing may pose serious disturbance and business disruption to an organisation as well as to its management and stakeholders. Inquiries and government scrutiny following such allegations can develop into potential criminal, civil and regulatory liability. An investigation conducted with high integrity is an important tool for understanding what has happened, the responsibility and the remaining risk exposure. It is vital at an early stage to pinpoint objectives and develop a strategy. Whether or not the outcome of an internal investigation identifies any actual wrongdoing, it builds a solid basis for protecting the organisation and dealing with allegations, inquiries and government scrutiny. In a case where misconduct or non-compliance is detected, corrective measures contribute to making the compliance system more robust for the future. Furthermore, an internal investigation gathers evidence to support civil, criminal or regulatory action. Finally, and equally important, it establishes the knowledge base necessary for building a clear and adapted communication plan to internal and external stakeholders.

 
 
 
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About Biörn Riese

Biörn Riese specialises in giving counsel and assistance relating to Corporate Governance, Corporate Sustainability with special focus on anti-corruption and Corporate Risk Management.

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