In the autumn of 2017, we spoke with more than 500 UK multinationals about their attitudes to compliance. This year, for the second edition of Connected Compliance we have expanded our research internationally, gathering data from 800 business leaders across the US, Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, China, Spain and Germany.

Once again, we found that a ‘connected’ approach – where organizations work in a collaborative, agile, strategic and effective manner – offered the greatest return to the wider business, with growing companies leveraging compliance to their competitive advantage.

But despite clear commercial incentives to integrate compliance, organisations are consistently struggling to connect across their businesses, regardless of jurisdiction, while also struggling to connect across borders. In fact, only one in five companies manage compliance in a broadly integrated way.

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To access our Connected Compliance benchmarking tool, please click here.


Joanna Ludlam is the co-chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Compliance & Investigations practice, based in the Firm's London office. She advises clients in the areas of administrative and public law, procurement law, litigation and investigations, including into issues of bribery, corruption and fraud. Joanna advises clients, frequently at board-level, on regulatory compliance and crisis and reputation management.


Borys Dackiw is the Head of Compliance practice in the Gulf based in the Firm's Abu Dhabi office. A partner of Baker McKenzie since 1995, Borys regularly advises clients across various industries on their compliance and anti-bribery policies and programs and has participated in whistleblower interviews relating to allegations of bribery and other bribery-related investigations. He also advises on mergers & acquisitions (including privatizations), private equity and general corporate and commercial law.

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