Corporate Governance

The environment in which public companies operate is becoming increasingly regulated and complex.

As the scrutiny of board composition, competence, and oversight intensifies, the need for proactive and effective interaction with regulators, shareholders, proxy advisory firms, and other constituencies has never been more important.

Strategies for managing risk, complying with legal requirements, communicating with shareholders, and preparing for known uncertainties evolve constantly. You want your outside counsel to know your industry and your company, grasp your issues quickly, and know how to chart a course of action and navigate the company to a successful outcome.

There is a team with the experience to help. The corporate governance team at Hogan Lovells represents more than 100 public companies, including some of the largest, on corporate governance matters. We counsel clients on all aspects of corporate governance, including day-to-day securities and stock exchange listing issues, shareholder communications, regulatory compliance and investigations, risk management, executive compensation, crisis management, and contextual benchmarking of board practices.

Like you, we stay on alert. We work with you and your board of directors to avoid problems and resolve those that arise. We combine deep regulatory and industry knowledge with extensive experience in government relations, litigation, internal investigations, and securities law compliance to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to problem solving.

Pragmatic legal advice. Practical solutions. Those are standard practices at Hogan Lovells.

Representative experience

Assisting in the design and operation of tailored corporate governance policies to enhance board effectiveness.

Advising on voting policies of institutional investors and proxy advisory firms and programs for effective shareholder communications.

Advising on compliance with Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other regulations affecting public companies.

Counseling boards during crisis situations, from shareholder activist campaigns and financial reporting issues to cyber security and data breaches.

Responding to formal and informal SEC and other government inquiries.

Conducting internal investigations.

Advising on executive compensation and management succession issues.

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