Managing Corporate & Investor Governance
For many businesses, the type of issues that fall under corporate governance are often a second thought when compared to the day-to-day demands of keeping a business running.
While corporate governance might take a back seat to operational pressures, the way a business approaches corporate governance – the systems, practices and relationships by which an organization makes decisions – is in fact vital to any organization’s long-term viability.
From regulators demanding compliance responsibilities to shareholder activism, executive compensation or unwarranted media attention, boards are often forced into a reactive mode. In today’s “always-on” environments, it’s critical for organizations to be proactive about corporate governance.
Companies targeted by activists need the right support to achieve their strategic objectives. Dissident shareholders need the tools to initiate change and companies targeted by activists need effective legal defenses in response.
Addressing corporate governance can be a complex and vexing process for many business leaders. At WLA, we bring together extensive expertise and experience in corporate governance to guide clients through what can often be choppy waters. We offer practical and effective strategies, tailored to the needs of organizations of all sizes and jurisdictions.
An organization’s operating structure is integral to establishing sound practices in corporate governance. Our teams work with our clients to understand the advantages and disadvantages of structural options, in terms of decision-making processes and roles, accountability, and tax issues.