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About Us


Compliance & Risks helps manufacturers, retailers and their supply chain partners monitor and manage requirements, regulations and standards for a cleaner, safer and better world.

We create business advantage for clients by providing reliable legislative information, insights and actions through C2P, our knowledge management software platform, consulting, market access, managed services and other solutions.

The company is recognized as the end to end global regulatory solutions provider across the technology, consumer goods and retail, industrial goods and life sciences sectors.

Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, we also have offices in Brussels, California, London and New York.

In the beginning

When Damien McGovern, an Irish barrister, was working with Deloitte in Brussels, he was overwhelmed by the amount of EU official journals being delivered daily to his desk.

Realizing that there must be another option, he conceived a more efficient way to assess the risks and opportunities in proposed legislation. Damien’s experience with legal, regulatory, and compliance issues, and an understanding of the problems for his customers of not having suitable tools for a difficult job, gave rise to our knowledge management platform, C2P and the establishment of Compliance & Risks in 2002.


Our Executive Management Team

With over 100 years of combined experience, we've got a well-seasoned team at the helm

Joe Skulski

CEO

Damien McGovern

Founder and Director of Strategy

Aisling Lane

Chief Operations Officer

Dave Collins

Chief Financial Officer

Shane Moynihan

Global Sales Director

Danny Cassidy

Director of Accounts

Our Global Regulatory Compliance Specialists

These are just some of our compliance subject matter experts who help our clients each day to deal with their compliance requirements.

Aaron Green

Aaron Green

Aaron is a US-trained lawyer, who analyzes regulations and standards in the areas of wireless and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He joined Compliance & Risks in 2008, having begun his career in the Environmental and Energy Regulation group at Dorsey & Whitney.

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Corine Laurijsen

Corine Laurijsen

Corine has over 20 years of experience in the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) field, having worked as an EH&S Consultant in the Netherlands, and as Occupational Health & Safety Manager in California. She now specializes in researching, monitoring, and analyzing international regulations and standards on EH&S.

Corine is bilingual in Dutch and English, holds Master of Science Degrees in Biology and Environmental Management, and a Degree in Safety Engineering.

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Dieudonne Ymedji

Dieudonne Ymedji

With over 10 years regulatory experience, Dieudonne is dedicated to keeping Compliance & Risks’ clients up to date on all EU REACH developments, as well as global REACH-like regulations, such as K-REACH, Turkey KKDIK, China REACH and Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL).

Dieudonne holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a MBS on Information Systems for Business Performance from University College Cork, Ireland. Bilingual in
French and English with basic competencies in German, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Joanne O'Donnell

Joanne O'Donnell

With over 15 years post qualification experience, Joanne supports our clients with their legal compliance challenges with a particular focus on climate change; illegal logging and modern slavery.

Joanne has a Bachelor of Arts (Legal and French) and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Masters in International law (LLM) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. She also has a Masters Degree in French from the University of Limerick and is a fluent French speaker. She qualified as a Solicitor with the Law Society of Ireland in 2003.

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Livia Kecerova

Livia Kecerova

Livia is an experienced legal researcher and specialises in the monitoring and analysis of regulatory changes in the Russian Federation, EAEU, Ukraine and also a number of EU Member States.

She also conducts individual research projects on behalf of the world’s biggest names in electronics, consumer goods and textiles covering all aspects of product safety.

Livia is multilingual, with fluency in English, Slovak, Czech, advanced in Polish, Hungarian, as well as having basic competencies in Croatian, Slovenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Montenegrin, Bosnian and Serbian and French.

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Louise Forrest

Louise Forrest

As Head of the Global Regulatory Compliance Team, Louise is responsible for leading a team of professionals in monitoring, researching and summarising regulatory developments globally, both enacted and proposed, on topics from RoHS, REACH, WEEE to Conflict Minerals, EH&S and more. Louise’s team is responsible for feeding this information into Compliance & Risks’ knowledge management platform “C2P”, thereby supporting manufacturers, retailers and their supply chain partners in responding to their regulatory compliance challenges.

Louise is a qualified barrister who has been working with Compliance & Risks since 2008. Prior to joining the company, Louise worked as a barrister, law lecturer and researcher, and obtained her law degree (BCL) and masters in law (LLM) from University College Cork, Ireland.

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Mary Liddane

Mary Liddane

Mary leads the EU Market Access team which specializes in assisting electrical and electronic companies manage their compliance requirements, providing customised product safety and compliance information from design through to waste on a large range of consumer products.

She also led Compliance & Risks’ involvement in the Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) Project within a consortium that included INTERPOL and UN agencies, providing recommendations on improving the response to illegal trade in WEEE.

Mary is a qualified Solicitor and holds LL.B and LL.M Degrees in Law from the University of Limerick.

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Michelle Walsh

Michelle Walsh

Michelle is a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist working at Compliance & Risks since 2008. She specializes in monitoring, reviewing, summarising, analysing and assessing global regulations across the areas of energy efficiency, eco-design, eco-labelling, e-waste/WEEE, and transboundary movement of hazardous waste.

She is a qualified Solicitor and holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (BCL) and a Higher Diploma, Business Finance and Information Systems from University College Cork, Ireland.

She is currently based in Brussels, Belgium where she is close to the heart of developments in the EU Commission and the EU Parliament. Michelle speaks French at an intermediate level.

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Stacey Bowers

Stacey Bowers

Stacey Bowers, MILS, is Manager of Global Market Access and Content Product Manager at Compliance & Risks. She has nearly 20 years experience monitoring, selecting, and summarizing international consumer products regulations and standards to support the strategic business needs of retailers and manufacturers, including entering new geographic markets; facilitating education and training throughout the supply chain; and development of global best practices around regulatory compliance.

Stacey specializes in condensing and comparing requirements from multiple jurisdictions internationally. She is client-service focused, with an emphasis on developing strong partnerships and a successful collaborator with team members at any level of an organization and every step along the supply chain.

Close

Our Executive Management Team Mobile

With over 100 years of combined experience, we've got a well-seasoned team at the helm

Joe Skulski

CEO

Damien McGovern

Founder and Director of Strategy

Aisling Lane

Chief Operations Officer

Dave Collins

Chief Financial Officer

Shane Moynihan

Global Sales Director

Danny Cassidy

Director of Accounts

Our Global Regulatory Compliance Specialists

These are just some of our compliance subject matter experts who help our clients each day to deal with their compliance requirements.

Aaron Green

Aaron Green

Aaron is a US-trained lawyer, who analyzes regulations and standards in the areas of wireless and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He joined Compliance & Risks in 2008, having begun his career in the Environmental and Energy Regulation group at Dorsey & Whitney.

Close

Corine Laurijsen

Corine Laurijsen

Corine has over 20 years of experience in the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) field, having worked as an EH&S Consultant in the Netherlands, and as Occupational Health & Safety Manager in California. She now specializes in researching, monitoring, and analyzing international regulations and standards on EH&S.

Corine is bilingual in Dutch and English, holds Master of Science Degrees in Biology and Environmental Management, and a Degree in Safety Engineering.

Close

Dieudonne Ymedji

Dieudonne Ymedji

With over 10 years regulatory experience, Dieudonne is dedicated to keeping Compliance & Risks’ clients up to date on all EU REACH developments, as well as global REACH-like regulations, such as K-REACH, Turkey KKDIK, China REACH and Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL).

Dieudonne holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a MBS on Information Systems for Business Performance from University College Cork, Ireland. Bilingual in
French and English with basic competencies in German, Portuguese and Spanish.

Close

Joanne O'Donnell

Joanne O'Donnell

With over 15 years post qualification experience, Joanne supports our clients with their legal compliance challenges with a particular focus on climate change; illegal logging and modern slavery.

Joanne has a Bachelor of Arts (Legal and French) and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Masters in International law (LLM) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. She also has a Masters Degree in French from the University of Limerick and is a fluent French speaker. She qualified as a Solicitor with the Law Society of Ireland in 2003.

Close

Livia Kecerova

Livia Kecerova

Livia is an experienced legal researcher and specialises in the monitoring and analysis of regulatory changes in the Russian Federation, EAEU, Ukraine and also a number of EU Member States.

She also conducts individual research projects on behalf of the world’s biggest names in electronics, consumer goods and textiles covering all aspects of product safety.

Livia is multilingual, with fluency in English, Slovak, Czech, advanced in Polish, Hungarian, as well as having basic competencies in Croatian, Slovenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Montenegrin, Bosnian and Serbian and French.

Close

Louise Forrest

Louise Forrest

As Head of the Global Regulatory Compliance Team, Louise is responsible for leading a team of professionals in monitoring, researching and summarising regulatory developments globally, both enacted and proposed, on topics from RoHS, REACH, WEEE to Conflict Minerals, EH&S and more. Louise’s team is responsible for feeding this information into Compliance & Risks’ knowledge management platform “C2P”, thereby supporting manufacturers, retailers and their supply chain partners in responding to their regulatory compliance challenges.

Louise is a qualified barrister who has been working with Compliance & Risks since 2008. Prior to joining the company, Louise worked as a barrister, law lecturer and researcher, and obtained her law degree (BCL) and masters in law (LLM) from University College Cork, Ireland.

Close

Mary Liddane

Mary Liddane

Mary leads the EU Market Access team which specializes in assisting electrical and electronic companies manage their compliance requirements, providing customised product safety and compliance information from design through to waste on a large range of consumer products.

She also led Compliance & Risks’ involvement in the Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) Project within a consortium that included INTERPOL and UN agencies, providing recommendations on improving the response to illegal trade in WEEE.

Mary is a qualified Solicitor and holds LL.B and LL.M Degrees in Law from the University of Limerick.

Close

Michelle Walsh

Michelle Walsh

Michelle is a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist working at Compliance & Risks since 2008. She specializes in monitoring, reviewing, summarising, analysing and assessing global regulations across the areas of energy efficiency, eco-design, eco-labelling, e-waste/WEEE, and transboundary movement of hazardous waste.

She is a qualified Solicitor and holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (BCL) and a Higher Diploma, Business Finance and Information Systems from University College Cork, Ireland.

She is currently based in Brussels, Belgium where she is close to the heart of developments in the EU Commission and the EU Parliament. Michelle speaks French at an intermediate level.

Close

Stacey Bowers

Stacey Bowers

Stacey Bowers, MILS, is Manager of Global Market Access and Content Product Manager at Compliance & Risks. She has nearly 20 years experience monitoring, selecting, and summarizing international consumer products regulations and standards to support the strategic business needs of retailers and manufacturers, including entering new geographic markets; facilitating education and training throughout the supply chain; and development of global best practices around regulatory compliance.

Stacey specializes in condensing and comparing requirements from multiple jurisdictions internationally. She is client-service focused, with an emphasis on developing strong partnerships and a successful collaborator with team members at any level of an organization and every step along the supply chain.

Close