2) Act: Crisis response

Responses will no doubt shift as investors, shareholders, customers, regulators and other stakeholders begin to consider and apply information and analysis more seriously

When faced with a looming or unfolding crisis, the scope and depth of the problem needs to be identified quickly, and immediate measures may be required to stabilize the situation. We can swiftly assemble a dedicated team to be by your side and support you on the best course of action.

In a crisis, immediate consideration must be given to legal issues including:

  • Immediate interactions with affected counterparties (e.g., governments, communities, NGOs, international agencies, suppliers, customers, investors and shareholders) and advice and support in dealing with regulatory inspections, audits and interviews
  • Potential recall measures 
  • Potential criminal exposure, and dealing with immediate steps; e.g., where individuals have been arrested
  • Jurisdiction-specific or region-specific practical issues to prevent escalation, defuse tensions and conclude appropriate settlements
  • The framework of contractual and financing arrangements concerning any relevant project or undertaking
  • Third- party liability
  • Legal issues arising from media and communications strategy 
  • Preservation and maximization of legal privilege protection
  • Notifications to and interactions with relevant regulators and authorities
  • Notifications to political risk insurances or other insurance covers
  • Responses to an activist campaign or unsolicited bid approach
  • Management and preservation of key documents to ensure appropriate records are in place in case of potential/future litigation


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