Asia Pacific: 5 Lunar New Year's resolutions for investigations

In brief

As we say farewell to the Year of the Rabbit and move into the Year of the Dragon, it is a good time to reflect on the challenges faced, your successes, and what lessons you have learned along the way.


It is also a good time to set yourself some goals and resolutions. To help you on your way, we are pleased to share our top 5 Lunar New Year Resolutions for handling Internal or Government Investigations:

  1. I will prepare an investigation plan.
  2. I will take care collecting and reviewing data.
  3. I will preserve legal professional privilege.
  4. I will prepare my team to prevent a crisis.
  5. I will make sure that the problems we find are fixed.

Investigations are an essential tool for ensuring a company's ethical standards are being followed by employees, business partners, and any others with whom the company interacts. However, investigations are also an essential tool for demonstrating and maintaining strong corporate governance - an integral part of a company's ESG commitments and strategy.

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