Conflicts involving company directors or corporate officers can cause serious harm to the individuals involved, as well as to the company. Moroğlu Arseven has broad experience advising on all aspects of directors’ and officers’ liability in proactive as well as reactive contexts or disputes. The firm has advised on both sides of corporate control conflicts, alleged breaches of fiduciary or other primary duties, as well as claims arising under intellectual property, white collar, employment, environmental or securities laws.
The firm regularly advises on requirements and good practices for general shareholders’ meeting conventions, board operation, structure, committee establishment and delegation, disclosure requirements, individual responsibilities, proxy contests and shareholder relations. The firm’s clients include boards of directors, individual board members, board committees, as well as senior executives and shareholders.
Our firm works closely with publicly traded and privately held companies, seeking to understand each organisation’s structure, operations and industry considerations to provide appropriately tailored corporate governance support. We regularly review clients’ current approach and structures, then develop best practice alternatives which mitigate the risk of civil, administrative and criminal actions vis-à-vis a company’s directors or officers. These include stand-along entities, as well as group structures and conglomerates which span national borders.
We draft and advise clients about corporate governance documents such as guidelines, codes of conduct and ethics, committee charters, bylaws, policies and strategic plans. In particular, we work with clients to understand and mitigate risks associated with financial reporting, conflicts of interest and related party transactions.