Corporate governance


News analysis

  • Small companies face tougher FCPA scrutiny

    08 November 2011

    Small and mid-cap companies operating internationally are having to readdress their corruption compliance programmes following a record number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions last year, and a shift away from the Act’s traditional focus on large companies

  • How shareholder activism has changed

    02 November 2011

    Shareholder passivity, executive compensation and the role of the media emerged as the topics to watch in the IBA session ‘Shareholder activism: how shareholders drive change and how boards and advisers respond’ on Wednesday November 2

  • Why anti-bribery is a global problem

    02 November 2011

    Although the UK Bribery Act has focused attention on the UK regime, other countries ramping up their anti-corruption initiatives

  • Singapore Companies Act changes critiqued

    18 October 2011

    Lawyers in Singapore see proposed amendments to the Singapore Companies Act as symbolic of a move away from a UK-centric to a more locally-customised corporate law.

  • TSX board election rule leaves room for OSC enhancement

    05 October 2011

    Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) may be subject to new regulations on board elections sooner rather than later. The TSX bypassed the slower Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) rulemaking process and proposed its own reforms last month

  • Canadian companies toughen corporate governance after “watershed” case

    07 September 2011

    An increasing number of Canadian companies are looking to revise their international corruption compliance procedures following a “watershed” enforcement under the country’s bribery statute, according to competition partners

  • Whistleblower rules to spawn collateral litigation

    01 July 2011

    The new US whistleblower rules could create an “enormous” amount of collateral litigation, according to some counsel