Compliance Services

When it comes to compliance, people often think of a team who block and slow down transactions. The reality, the compliance team are looking at multiple aspects of the business and have an overview of the strategic and operational risks of the business. Our team of specialist cover compliance requirements in financial services and banking, company secretarial, regulatory, governance and IT compliance. If you are looking for guidance on internal controls, policies, procedures or very specific compliance requirements we have someone who can assist you.

Your minor IT project could breach some major licensing regulations and land the business in a trouble with regulators or the vendor for non-compliance. Maybe you are planning to transmit or store client data outside of your mandated jurisdiction or need to have a robust business continuity plan in place for your business, this is the time to contact the experts for guidance.

The compliance team (whether in-house or outsourced) are the balance to the commercial drive of the organisation to deliver on financial targets, revenues and profits.

Compliance can take many forms, maybe it is your Chief Technology Officer who is looking after licensing, data security and other IT related compliance, maybe your compliance team are embedded as part of your sales team, it could be that they are labelled as Corporate Affairs or even part of your contracts and procurement teams to minimise the risk of fraud and kickbacks.

The compliance areas we cover:

  • Statutory and company secretarial compliance
  • Named Compliance Officer services
  • Regulatory compliance services
  • IT and licencing compliance services
  • Outsourced Chief Technology Officer services
  • Outsourced named Company Secretary compliance and services
  • Design of compliance policies, procedures and checklists
  • Compliance testing and quality reviews
  • Ad hoc compliance projects

 

Tania Anis - I've had the pleasure to see Robert in action on several events. His sessions are nothing short of being engaging and informative .It is always humbling to see a man with such expertise, willingly divulge his knowledge so thoroughly. Always a pleasure attending your sessions Robert. Thank you for your contributions to our successful events.

Jareen Kaur, Conference Producer-Large Scale Events, Functional at Marcus Evans Group

Robert enhanced the quality of my 5th Annual Directors’ Duties: Corporate & Family Boards conference in Dubai this year with his passion and dedication as a Speaker. He played a key role in my conference success with his excellent facilitation of the panel discussion on ‘Safeguarding Your Directorship Accountability Vs Personal Liabilities’.   Read More..

Irfan Butt, Tax Director – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Great service on projects with full understanding of the complex subject matters without losing sight of the bigger picture and what the clients intended to achieve. No hesitation in recommending and appointing him again on projects with excellent and timely delivery of projects within the agreed timetable. Read More

Anke Plock-Girmann, Director at PwC ‘Jordan’, ACE

Robert was instrumental in forming the regional translators into a centralised virtual translation team and the use of software to capture know-how to improve efficiency and quality by creating a company brand of Arabic translation. During our work Robert advised on operational matters in the new department and served in a governance role.

Amanda Line, Partner at PwC

Robert has a deep knowledge of governance and compliance issues and is an expert in all company secretarial matters. He has great communications skills and made a significant contribution to our Corporate Governance and Board Readiness training initiatives.

Steven Barlow (Chief Officer Risk, Internal Audit, Governance)

Robert is a consummate corporate governance professional who provides highly effective company secretarial and advisory services to the Board. He drives discipline and rigor into processes which significantly strengthen the maturity of the Board’s activities and decision making.He successfully works with the Board members and the Group’s senior management to ensure strategic alignment and the implementation of best practice.

Sangeetha Kaur Nair (Senior Conference Producer at Marcus Evans)

I have worked closely with Robert on several events and it has always been a great pleasure. He was a remarkable chairperson at the recent 9th Annual Board Secretary Conference in Dubai, as he took charge and was excellent with engaging the delegates throughout the session. Robert’s knowledge on corporate governance is just excellent and he has a very positive attitude toward always willing to share and learn for future improvement… Thank you Robert for being a great leader and someone so easy to work with.

Farhana Majid, Director, Financial Services Transformation

Robert and I worked very closely on two high profile reviews for a sovereign wealth fund and a diversified investment company in the Middle East region.

He quickly built rapport with the client as the Legal subject matter expert on both the projects and engaged in thought provoking discussions around best in class corporate governance, compliance frameworks, legal department’s strategic remit as enablers for the business to move forward and policies and procedures review. Read More

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