VA Response Services

It delivers immediate support to in-house lawyers, not only by setting activation protocols to mobilize a team of skilled and qualified lawyers within minutes but also by providing tools and a preemptive knowledge base. We answer initial questions, recommend actions, and let you know what can be expected from a legal and regulatory perspective. VA Response can also significantly help clients’ internal preparedness process.

Our experienced, multidisciplinary group is formally organized and prepared to assist and advise Veirano’s clients in connection with preparedness, response, and recovery and mitigation measures. VA Response provides, but is not limited to, the following services:

Preparedness

  • training
  • review of and advice on the client’s emergency response plan
  • customization and harmonization of VA Response materials to the client’s own systems and procedures
  • general legal advice on liability, applicable legislation, and regulation
  • drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements (e.g., mutual aid agreements) to support the client’s emergency response plan.

Response

  • mobilization of a multidisciplinary team to provide all necessary legal support to the client’s incident response organization, as per the terms of an activation protocol and service-level agreement designed to provide procedural clarity to clients
  • support to the client’s legal representative (Legal Officer) within the incident management/emergency response organization, covering, without limitation, the actions listed on a Legal Officer’s Checklist prepared by the VA Response team to encompass all recommended and legally required measures.

If the client wishes, Veirano can also nominate experienced lawyers within the VA Response team to support the Legal Officer or even take on the role, whether at the incident site (including offshore, using HUET-certified lawyers) or at the operational site of the response organization.

Recovery and Mitigation

  • support for handling requests and investigations by authorities
  • support for internal investigations
  • litigation
  • notifying and negotiating with affected third parties
  • processing and handling claims
  • advising on and reviewing documents, evidence, and reports.