Entity Governance & Compliance

With regulation, risk and legal entity management gaining increasing prominence board responsibilities have never been broader or greater.

While most multinational companies have been careful to comply with parent company compliance and governance requirements, many are still exposed to significant risk when it comes to internal controls over their overseas subsidiaries. A constantly shifting regime of regulatory developments, local business customs and compliance requirements mean you must be vigilant in managing your legal entity structures globally.

We are part of a network of 500+ company secretaries, lawyers and governance specialists across over 100 jurisdictions. We are ideally positioned to assist you in areas such as:

  • Governance protocols
  • Board governance
  • Board responsibility
  • Regulatory governance

How we can help


  • Assistance with public company governance frameworks (including IPOs)
  • Assistance with subsidiary governance frameworks
  • Global Directors’ training

Coordination & technology

  • Centralised project management
  • Database implementation, configuration & maintenance

Entity creation

  • Incorporation of entities
  • Registration of branches / establishments
  • Advice on domiciliation requirements

Entity management

Board support
  • Board meeting facilitation
  • Advice & assistance with corporate changes
  • Advice on legal entity compliance obligations
  • Managing / monitoring ongoing compliance & reporting obligations

Entity dissolution

  • Pre-dissolution & restructuring
  • Dissolution of solvent & dormant entities

Public company governance

The regulatory landscape is focussing stakeholder attention on corporate governance, meaning that company secretaries are having to ensure robust governance control. With our industry based experience, we are well positioned to assist, design and implement governance frameworks in respect of:

  • Board and governance policies and procedures
  • Company secretarial policies
  • Share dealing and inside information
  • Director and senior management training

We can also design these frameworks for clients considering an IPO in London

Working where necessary alongside our colleagues in PwC LLP’s Corporate Structuring, Tax and Global Compliance Services practices, we can assist you with all aspects of regulatory governance and compliance whether tax, accounting or legal.

Contact us

Kate Elsdon

Partner, Head of Entity Governance & Compliance, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7212 5103

Matt Timmons

Director, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 6561

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