Wadhwa Law Offices

Risk & Governance Practice

Wadhwa Law Offices excels in guiding clients through the complexities of risk management and corporate governance across various sectors and jurisdictions. Clients trust our seasoned expertise and strategic advice to navigate multifaceted investigations — from internal inquiries to governmental and cross-border scrutiny. Our team’s profound subject matter expertise, combined with a keen awareness of our clients’ reputational and business interests, has earned us a stellar reputation within the legal community. 

 We offer comprehensive support in investigations, compliance initiatives, policy development, crisis management, and financial reporting intricacies. Handling these matters with exceptional care, we aim to shield our clients from substantial reputational harm and financial liabilities, delivering swift, pragmatic solutions to pressing business challenges.


Our capable and experienced team of lawyers manages complex, multi-jurisdictional investigations, whether internal or regulator-initiated. These include financial misconduct, improper inducements, ethical violations, bribery and corruption, conflicts of interest, whistleblower allegations, and other professional improprieties. Renowned for our commercial insight, we employ a blend of commercial, legal, and practical acumen to undertake thorough investigations.

 We have defended clients before myriad enforcement and regulatory agencies, tackling issues like antitrust/cartel law, insider trading, corruption, anti-money laundering, and other fraudulent activities, including those under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. Our approach encompasses risk assessment, investigation strategy formulation, interview conduction, and guidance through requisite reporting duties. Serving as primary counsel, we shepherd clients through reviews of corporate disclosures, board documentation, media relations, forensic analyses, and interactions with external auditors. Integrating with the Firm’s Employment and Disputes Practice, we ensure comprehensive post-investigation actions, including litigation readiness, remediation with vendors, customers, and personnel, as well as facilitating due diligence, integrity checks, and on-site intelligence.

Corporate Governance

We counsel board and executive committees on a spectrum of governance issues. Those include shareholder disputes, conflicts of interest, hostile takeovers, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns, recruitment and structuring of boards and committees, compensation practices, audit procedures, director independence, and establishing corporate governance principles and ethical guidelines. Additionally, we focus on regulatory priorities, including anti-money laundering and anti-corruption practices, advising on the legal nuances of gifts, hospitality, and compliance with pertinent legislation. Our legal professionals are adept at conducting risk assessments and offering incisive advice on compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Compliance and Training Programmes

Proactive measures are critical for crisis preparedness and response effectiveness. Hence, we advise our clients to undertake preventive measures, including constructing customized and robust compliance frameworks, policies, and whistleblower systems, and conducting adequate employee training — all designed to safeguard businesses and diminish risk exposure.


Nitin Wadhwa

Managing Partner