Here at Bird & Bird, I have had the opportunity to be involved in very interesting projects relating to commercial law matters (corporate governance, shareholders agreements, lending agreements) and financial markets law matters (provision of investment services, collective asset management, distribution of insurance products). In some cases, the analysis developed in those contexts served as the basis for articles I have authored and which are published in law journals and commentaries. My area of interest also includes advising companies, operating not only in the financial sector, but also in other sectors (industrial and commercial), on issues involving the interpretation of the rules on "administrative liability" of legal entities, which may arise if crimes are committed in the interest, or for the advantage, of a legal entity. Quite often clients have particularly appreciated our multidisciplinary approach adopted in setting up the compliance programme. This approach is based on the idea that compliance programmes are a very important part of the more complex internal control system of a company. Their adoption can be very effective not only in reducing the risk that offences are committed within the company, but also in mitigating operational risks and, more generally, the risk of non-compliance.