Cooper Grace Ward provides quality, practical legal advice on compliance systems targeted to assist clients with their corporate governance requirements. This in turn protects their businesses from the consequences of non-compliance, which can include substantial fines.
Our services are different from our competitors in that we focus not only on diagnosis of legal compliance and risk management issues, but also on developing a culture of compliance to protect your people in your organisation.
We have advised listed and unlisted companies on directors’ duties, corporate governance, ASIC regulatory guides and class orders, and various matters pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001. We have developed and implemented Australia-wide workplace health and safety compliance programs for major companies and provided advice in relation to referral and compliance issues under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for matters of national environmental significance.
Our experience includes more than 15 years in successful implementation of compliance systems and, enabling businesses to meet legal obligations in specific areas including:
- workplace health and safety
- trade practices and competition law
- financial services
- anti-money laundering.
We have implemented and audited compliance systems for listed and unlisted public companies, and both public and private sector organisations.
In an era where corporate governance has increased significance, Cooper Grace Ward’s compliance systems are designed to meet the needs of our clients and the expectations of regulators, and to embed their required policies and procedures within the existing framework of your business.
We can also carry out reviews or audits of your compliance system to ensure it meets the requirements of the law in accordance with AS 3806-2006 and other requisite Australian Standards.
To seek advice about a corporate governance matter, call (07) 3231 2444.