Through years of experience, we have witnessed the increasingly important role being played by general counsels and compliance officers in organisations. Risk and compliance are no longer back-office functions but have become critical in defining corporate strategy.

In recent years, after several widely-reported corporate scandals, regulators and lawmakers around the world crafted new local and global regulations with which organisations must comply. Failure to do so can be costly in terms of both penalties and corporations’ reputations.

This is true in the developed world but also in emerging markets, where the fight against corruption and bribery has become a vital priority to attract business and investment. Legal risk management and compliance have therefore moved up the corporate boardroom agenda, and the need to attract talent in these areas is now critical.

We have an acute understanding of the legal and compliance challenges facing our clients across the globe. Our team is uniquely positioned to assist companies with the strategic recruitment of their general counsel and compliance officers by tapping into high-performance in-house talent pools and law firms of seasoned attorneys.