Shearman And Sterling

Event April 19, 2018

How To Effectively Respond to Negative Allegations

  • Shenzhen

Partner Brian Burke (New York/Shanghai-Litigation), along with partners from KPMG and Artemis Associates, co-hosted a negative allegations seminar in Shenzhen on April 19, 2018.

Brian and other speakers shared their insights on the actions that a listed company should take when attacked by negative allegations, both from the perspective of legal positioning and anti-fraud investigation and control enhancements. The seminar addressed practical methods to follow and key takeaways from real-life cases, including the following topics:

  • Determining a strategic course of action and response plan when negative allegations arise
  • Managing the regulator: whether and when to disclose to regulator(s)
  • Managing the public: when, how and what to disclose to investors and the public
  • Fact-finding and investigation phases 
  • Preventing recurrence of the same situation
    • Review of the design and operating effectiveness of anti-fraud controls
    • Early detection of risks and disputes
  • How to maintain corporate reputation


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