Chris specialises in regulatory compliance and risk, particularly in the fields of strategic compliance, bribery & corruption, modern slavery, failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion and sanctions.
Chris helps businesses, across different sectors, with a range of compliance issues, including pro-active risk assessment, mitigation and compliant culture development, and investigation and response when issues arise. He has undertaken investigations in the UK and on-the-ground in various other jurisdictions. He has advised on engagement with various regulators and prosecutors including the CMA, SFO and OfGem. As a leading member of the Osborne Clarke ESG team, Chris also helps clients develop effective ESG strategies.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I am seeing every day how the compliance expectations on businesses and the expectations on legal and compliance teams within businesses are changing. I work with clients to help them meet those expectations now and plan to meet them in the future. Central to this approach is developing and maintaining a strong compliance culture.
Whether looking at a specific compliance issue, or across the wider compliance landscape, I help clients identify and prioritise their compliance risks, undertake system reviews, gap analysis, and audits to identify areas for improvement and then help then put improvements into action, based upon practical policies, procedures and structures. I also help clients meet external compliance standards, such as the Labour Standards Assurance Scheme, and I am qualified as an auditor for the Global Network Initiative.