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Regulatory and investigations

Regulation is a significant corporate responsibility. There are more and more regulatory issues which have to be addressed to prevent businesses finding themselves facing penalties for non-compliance.

Watson Burton’s specialist unit has the detailed knowledge to protect your business interests and provide you with dependable advice on the powers and processes of regulators.

Our team is highly experienced in dealing with contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues. We aim to help you stay ahead of the game by delivering bespoke, cost-effective solutions.

Our support includes crisis management, dealing with dawn raids to protect you and your business, and managing investigations and prosecutions to minimise the impact on your business and its clients. We understand the extent of potential liability and can negotiate with the regulator.
 
We can provide support during internal investigations, maintaining legal privilege. We help you deal with issues of product safety, trade descriptions and trading practice under investigation by the Trading Standards Service. We provide training to prepare you for potential regulatory intervention through crisis management planning. We also advise businesses under investigation from HM Customs and Excise and the Inland Revenue and can assist with OFT and Competition Commission enquiries.

Watson Burton’s competition practice covers all areas of trading and competition law. The group handles merger clearances, cartel investigations, compliance planning and advice on proposed commercial arrangements.

We can keep you up to date with regulatory law developments and work closely with you to help manage your regulatory risk.

The team’s wide sector experience includes construction, foods, licensed retail, chemicals, energy, transport and financial services.

 

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