Natalie Caton advises multinational clients (operating across an array of sectors including energy and mining, financial services, agricultural / food and beverage, gaming and infrastructure) on how to proactively deal with a range of issues concerning corporate reputation and risk management, particularly with respect to cross-border and international business in emerging markets.
In this context, Natalie provides holistic, strategic advice to address corporate risk throughout the business cycle ranging from issue identification and pre-emptive risk management to contentious regulatory investigations and disputes. This includes undertaking risk assessments and devising risk mitigation strategies, the development, implementation and monitoring of practical and effective compliance programmes, advising on approaches to corporate and executive (director and officer) reputation protection, regulator liaison expertise and internal communication methodologies with respect to:
Bribery and corruption
White collar crime including financial crime and fraud
More generally corporate compliance and business ethics
Natalie has practised law in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand - giving her unique insight into the complexities of doing business in the Asia Pacific region and other emerging markets (including on the ground experience in notable jurisdictions such as Papua New Guinea).
Natalie also specialises in general commercial dispute resolution - frequently advising clients on large scale, complex commercial litigation and arbitration covering a wide range of areas including corporate contractual disputes, multi-jurisdictional, cross border matters, professional negligence claims, financial services litigation and regulatory investigations.
Professional QualificationsBarrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New ZealandSolicitor of the High Court of AustraliaSolicitor of the High Court of Hong KongSolicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws, University of Waikato, 1996-2000
Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Waikato, 1996-2000
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