Recent crises have demonstrated that the current corporate reporting structures, both financial and general, no longer suffice.
These reporting structures have failed to provide an unbiased perspective, based on transparent, relevant information on a company’s economic performance and its overall condition; information which is important for communities and financial markets alike. The purpose of reporting is not simply to show how much profit a company has made in the past; it must also provide information on how the company expects to make a profit in the future. NautaDutilh is witnessing its Accounting clients taking the lead in this, and Integrated Reporting is an excellent example.
A crisis typically leads to more stringent laws and regulations, and a more focused external supervision over corporate affairs. We anticipate that housing corporations and healthcare institutions will be brought under external supervision within the foreseeable future. Supervision and regulation will have an increasing influence on the operations of such bodies and decision making processes.
NautaDutilh provides support for the increasingly international reach and complexity of the business models and strategies of our Consulting and Accounting clients. We’re observing a trend where both business operations and services are increasingly globalised as are legal frameworks, regulations and external supervision structures. Increasingly, centralized regulation is being introduced with direct operating effect in EU member states, replacing Directives that require adaptation to national legislation. Foreign supervisory authorities require jurisdiction in countries where our client’s business operations are located. Thanks to our worldwide network of leading professional practices, we are able to deploy the best specialists available in the field to service our international clients.
Sharing knowledge, achieving goals
NautaDutilh works with clients to achieve goals and create a sustainable future together. We have long-standing expertise, an excellent reputation, and a proven track record in the area of international and national regulation, corporate governance, offshoring, data protection, IE/ICT and private equity. Combined with our in-depth knowledge of the markets, we are not only a trustworthy legal advisor, but a business partner who shares your perspective. Because much of our work takes place in-house, we can respond appropriately to the dynamic environment of the client in our advice and implementation work. Sharing knowledge is an essential aspect of achieving our purpose and meeting the goals of our clients. We support this with dedicated portals created on behalf of our clients. A dashboard that informs you pro-actively on developments in areas such as laws and regulations relevant to your company and your decisions. A dashboard that provides a continuous overview of what we have to offer, as NautaDutilh, and what our clients stand for.