Risk consulting

Risks, if managed properly, provide opportunities for businesses to grow sustainably and deliver value for their customers, clients and other key stakeholders, such as shareholders.

As a leading global law firm, we have a deep understanding of risk. We also understand that our clients need more than legal advice to create value and build resilience from managing risk effectively. Our Risk Consulting practice, comprising risk, compliance and industry specialists, work closely with our lawyers to deliver a combination of skills and experience that can meet the increasingly complex risk challenges facing your business.

This one-stop approach enables us to respond to your needs with a global and cross-sector solution, helping you maintain and enhance your governance, risk, compliance, financial crime and control arrangements. The integration with our legal teams means that, where appropriate, we can apply privilege and protect confidential client communication from third parties.

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What we offer you


Integrated team of lawyers, compliance professionals and ex-regulators, with a breadth of skills, practical experience and in-depth industry knowledge.


Teams tailored to the needs of each assignment, ensuring our solutions are robust, efficient and sustainable.


Cross-jurisdictional coverage, meaning we understand the challenges faced by multi-jurisdictional businesses.


Pragmatic and actionable advice geared to a clients’ individual business models, structures and risk appetite.


Our areas of work include

Advising clients across the following:



  • Global accountability regime compliance
  • Design and operating effectiveness of governance frameworks, escalations, MI and reporting
  • Governance and lessons learned reviews to identify weaknesses, root causes and enhance processes


Conduct and culture

  • Firm culture including purpose, values and cultural measurements
  • Conduct risk management frameworks and customer fairness
  • Design and delivery of redress and remediation schemes


Risk, compliance and controls

  • Risk and compliance framework design and enhancement
  • MI, reporting and oversight arrangements
  • Calibration of risk management arrangements, thresholds and tolerances


Financial crime

  • Calibration of risk management arrangements, thresholds and tolerances
  • Anti-financial crime policies and procedures
  • Financial crime control design, testing and enhancement


Operational resilience

  • Operational resilience frameworks
  • Crisis scenario planning and response
  • Operational resilience enhancement and good practice


Our offerings

Accountability regime compliance

Authorizations and regulatory applications

Board arrangements and effectiveness

Compliance monitoring and testing

Conduct and culture reviews

Controls design and operational effectiveness

Governance, oversight and reporting

Financial crime assessments

Lessons learned reviews

Operational resilience infrastructure

Regulatory change

Regulator engagement

Regulatory investigations

Regulator-mandated reviews

Redress and remediation programs

Risk advice: Conduct, operational and regulatory

Risk assessments

Risk and compliance frameworks

Sales and post-sales handling

Training and development

Vulnerable customers