Legal Notice

Legal Notice

'Governex' is the trading name of Governex Limited a private limited liability company incorporated in Scotland with registration number SC654245. The registered office is at 4-5 Mitchell Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7BD. We trade from 2 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7LA and can be contacted by e-mail at or by telephone on 0131 261 6630.

In order to provide our services, Governex will ask for information about you and the nature of the proposed work and underlying transaction for the purpose of conflict checking, credit checking, client identification procedures and other bona fide purposes. This information (which may include personal data) may be disclosed as described in our Privacy Notice the most up to date copy of which is available at our website at

Frauds and Scams

Please be aware that in order to perpetrate a scam or fraud, criminals may pose as representatives of companies you engage with, i.e. this could be someone from Governex. These scams or frauds are normally carried out by fake emails suggesting you may receive a financial benefit. The emails often also contain links to supposedly relevant websites. To be effective the scam or fraud requires you to enter into communication with the fraudster, either by responding to the email or clicking the attached link. If you receive an email of this nature do not correspond with the sender. It is highly unlikely that it originates from Governex.

You may be contacted by fraudsters to inform you to redirect a payment; for example, to pay an invoice to another beneficiary account. If you are advised that we have changed Governex banking details other than by phone from a known Governex representative that you recognise, asked for money or your bank details please contact us immediately at or directly to the Governex representative with whom you engage. We will report scams that may constitute crimes to the Police and the National Crime Agency.

Anti-Money Laundering

We identify clients for the purposes of applicable anti-money laundering legislation. Amongst other things, the type of client, its business and the geographical location will dictate the due diligence standard and documentary evidence we obtain in order to do this. Where possible, we will obtain this information from publically available sources but in circumstance where the information is not available we will need to obtain the information directly from you. Information provided to us for these purposes may be shared with others as described in our Privacy Notice. If we are not able obtain all the necessary documentation within a reasonable time frame we may not be able to act for you.

Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption

We have anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies and procedures which apply to all Governex personnel and those who work for us . These policies prohibit the making, offering or promising to make a payment or transfer of anything of value including the provision of any service, gift or entertainment for any improper purpose or business advantage. These policies apply to dealings with all third parties on our behalf. They specifically prohibit such dealings with government personnel and other officials for the purpose of improperly obtaining or retaining business or for any other improper purpose or business advantage.


We are committed to providing high quality professional advice and client care. In the event of a problem with or a query about the way in which an engagement with you is being handled or if you feel that our services can be improved, we would ask you in the first instance to raise the matter with a board Director details of whom are available on our web site.

Last updated: December 2020