The 2006 Guide to Corporate Governance

  • Editorial

  • Shareholder engagement

    Shareholder engagement

  • Engagement the key to market-based regulation

    Ken Rushton finds leading commentators in agreement that dialogue between investors and companies is crucial to promoting good corporate governance

  • Responsible investment

    Responsible investment

  • Rising to the challenge of UN Principles

    Paul Lee of Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd discusses the UN's six Principles for Responsible Investment and the demands they put on signatories

  • Costa Rica

    By Vicente Lines of Arias & Muñoz

  • El Salvador

    By Krissia Laguardia of Arias & Muñoz

  • Guatemala

    By Cynthia Müller and Jose Augusto Toledo of Arias & Muñoz

  • Honduras

    By Evangelina Lardizábal of Arias & Muñoz

  • Nicaragua

    By Ofilio Mayorga and Ana Teresa Rizo of Arias & Muñoz

  • France

    Anne Grimonet of Herbert Smith explains how recent law changes are giving shareholders increased transparency and control regarding executive director compensation

  • Greece

    Dimitris Emvalomenos of Bahas Gramatidis & Partners describes the regime governing the société anonyme in Greece

  • Korea

    Kyung Taek Jung and Hwa Soo Chung of Kim & Chang Law Offices review and assess recent developments and cases of enforcement in areas of corporate governance reform

  • Macedonia

    Aleksandar Ickovski of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tsvetan Krumov of Landwell examine how Macedonia's Akcionersko Drustvo is governed

  • The Netherlands

    Hans Sachse and Aravind Ramanna of Boekel De Nerée provide an overview of the Dutch corporate governance structure, outlining new developments in the Dutch regime

  • Portugal

    Portugal takes a soft-law approach to corporate governance. Adelaide Moura and Paula Albergaria Silva of AM Moura & Associados outline the framework

  • Russia

    Delphine Nougayrède and Georgy Kalashnikov of DLA Piper highlight the overarching power of the general director of a Russian joint-stock company and certain paradoxical powers of minority shareholders

  • Switzerland

    Switzerland is on a slippery slope towards overregulation, says Michel Haymann of Haymann & Baldi

  • The Turks and Caicos Islands

    Owen Foley and John Jones of Misick & Stanbrook provide an overview of corporate governance issues for international business corporations formed in The Turks and Caicos Islands

  • United Kingdom

    Alex Kay of Herbert Smith examines the new Companies Bill and the changes it will make to the UK corporate governance regime

  • The SEC's new disclosure requirements explained

    Howard B Dicker, Holly J Gregory and Ellen J Odoner of Weil Gotshal & Manges explain the SEC's new principles-based disclosure for executive compensation and related-person transactions