Regulatory Governance & Compliance

REGULATORY GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE

Ramsden Lawyers are experts in assisting small businesses and large corporations alike in meeting ever-increasing governance and compliance obligations. We provide a complete suite of advice capabilities to our clients, forged through years of successfully dealing with domestic regulators to produce positive outcomes for our clients.

RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS

We specialise in the development of both strategic and operational risk management. We recognise that businesses are increasingly focusing on issues of compliance and corporate governance and our Gold Coast team has expertise in ensuring you meet your mandatory obligations. We can assist you to implement an effective risk management plan that will enable your business to thrive in a competitive market by identifying and prioritising risks.

We can also assist you in allocating resources to continue to monitor the impact of potential risks and to reduce the likelihood of them occurring. Our corporate lawyers can also assist in business structuring, workplace health and safety, privacy restructuring, human resources and payroll, employment law, insurance, asset protection and business acquisitions.

COMPLETE RANGE OF REGULATORY ISSUES

Our risk management and compliance style includes reviewing and advising on the business terms clients propose, identifying legal and commercial conflicts of interest and potential confidentiality issues and ethics. We assist you in predicting and managing risks that could jeopardise your organisation’s success and we assist in creating internal policy, procedures and regulations that prevent risk from accumulating or being realised.

We insist upon providing an overall management approach based on effective information sharing and appropriate hierarchical controls. We help you balance the need for sufficient countermeasures to risk are in place without going so far as to stifle innovation or create unnecessary expenditure that impedes growth and expansion. We are also experienced in avoiding compliance issues relating to insider trading and keeping you up to date on the latest developments to the law in this area.

UNDERSTANDING THE REGULATORS TO ACHIEVE COMPLIANCE

We are adept at creating solutions based on our experience dealing with regulators. Our Gold Coast team helps clients to conform to compliance requirements at an organisation-wide level through management processes that assess your current state of compliance and, where necessary, assist you to reach the benchmark set by ASIC and the ASX. We also provide insight into the potential costs of non-compliance as weighed against the costs of undertaking measures to achieve the requisite compliance for the purposes of prioritising

Our advice is equal parts practical and commercial insofar as we assist corporations to abide by the direction of regulators through our in-depth understanding of the policy objectives that underpin the regulatory landscape.

COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT FROM OUR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LAWYERS

At all times we work closely with our clients to ensure that we are communicating effectively and meeting your expectations. We pride ourselves on our natural ability to relate to clients while offering analytical and logical advice. Our advice has successfully assisted clients across the broad-spectrum of industries to navigate what may appear to the untrained eye to be a complex web of interlocking regulatory impositions, coupled with the looming threat of investigations where non-compliance is suspected.

We have a unique specialty on the Gold Coast through our expertise in General ASX Listing Rule compliance, specifically in terms of market disclosure obligations, prospectus building, securities obligations, reorganising capital, options and restrictions on new issues of securities.

Our services extend to continuous disclosure management as well as alerting clients to new issues as they unfold in order to swiftly adapt to once again meet compliance standards. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the Corporations Act 2001 and the nuances of its requirements as they relate to party transactions, filing obligations and general secretarial matters.

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