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Governance and Regulatory Issues

Matters of corporate governance are becoming increasingly significant to all businesses as a consequence of legislative changes such as the Companies Act 2006 and the Bribery Act 2010. In addition, many public and quasi-public bodies are dealing with governance and regulatory issues which arise from their unique operating environments.

How can Thorntons help?

At Thorntons, we work closely with corporate clients and organisations such as universities and housing associations to assist them with the governance and regulatory issues. We also advise the charitable and not-for-profit sector, and have considerable experience of establishing legal vehicles for charities and social enterprises.

We regularly advise our clients in relation to:

Drafting and reviewing of constitutional documents for a wide range of entities including companies, industrial and provident societies and charities
Governance matters relating to the holding of meetings and making of decisions
Duties of company directors and charity trustees
Best practice of companies to secure compliance with the Bribery Act 2010
Compliance with legislation including the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Data Protection Act 1998