Business Integrity

The Debevoise Business Integrity Group designs integrated solutions to complex corporate responsibility challenges.

Global business integrity increasingly turns on strategic management of human rights, corruption, environment and money-laundering risks. These risks are legal and financial. Courts pierce the corporate veil based on corporate human rights policies and representations. Investors and lenders condition access to capital on social and environmental risk management. And directors and officers face legal liability for integrity governance gaps. Each of these risks is magnified by the spread of mandatory non-financial disclosure requirements.

Navigating integrity risks effectively turns on calibrated policies, structured due diligence and targeted remediation. The Business Integrity Group works with in-house counsel, sustainability leaders and compliance departments to provide structured guidance on leading integrity standards, including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises, the Bank Secrecy Act, the UK Modern Slavery Act and the UK Proceeds of Crime Act.

The integrated group leverages Debevoise’s market-leading experience in public international law and human rights, corruption, environment and high-stakes global transactions to offer a comprehensive suite of integrity services:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Governance System Design
  • Due Diligence and Investigations
  • Public International Law and Disputes
  • Grievance Mechanisms
  • Non-Financial Reporting

The Business Integrity Group’s broad expertise and collaborative approach to independent experts and civil society organizations ensures commercially reasonable solutions addressing all dimensions of business integrity risks across sectors and across the globe.