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Corporate governance

Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled. Boards of directors are responsible for the governance of their companies. With responsibilities that includes setting the company’s strategic aims, provides leadership to put them into effect and supervises the management of the business as well as reports to shareholders on their stewardship. However, good governance can have wider impacts to the non listed sector as it is fundamentally about improving transparency and accountability within existing systems.

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8 results for the Sector "Corporate governance"

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    Directors’ duties and liabilities: comparison of the position under the UAE Commercial Companies Law and the DIFC regime

    05.06.2017 |Corporate governance, Compliance

    This article compares the general principles that apply to directors’ duties and liabilities in the UAE – onshore with those applying in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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    New Regulatory Reference Regime

    24.04.2017 |Corporate governance, Compliance

    New FCA and PRA rules relating to “regulatory references” which form part of the senior managers regime and senior insurance managers regime (aimed at improving accountability in the financial services sector) come into force on 7 March 2017. Banks and insurers will have to comply with the regulatory reference rules for all candidates being recruited to various senior management functions.

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    The SFC’s new ‘Manager in Charge’ Regime

    24.01.2017 |Corporate governance, Compliance

    On 16 December 2016, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC“) issued a circular regarding new measures to increase the accountability of senior management personnel of licensed corporations.

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    Directors’ Duties and Liabilities in the PRC

    09.11.2016 |Corporate governance, Compliance

    The legal concept of directors’ duties and liabilities is relatively new in the Chinese civil law jurisdiction, as compared with its common law counterparts.

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    Comply or Dissolve

    27.10.2016 |Corporate governance, Compliance

    The new Commercial Companies Law (“CCL”) No. 2 of 2015, entered into force on the 1st of July 2015. The CCL introduced several new legal concepts which should encourage and enhance investments in the UAE. In this article we only focus on a few novelties in relation to the limited liability and joint stock companies.

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    New reporting requirements on payment practices for UK businesses

    16.08.2016 |Corporate governance, Compliance

    Every year, thousands of businesses experience serious financial difficulties, even insolvency, simply because they are not paid on time. Late payment is recognised by the UK government as a key issue for small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) as it can adversely affect cash flow and jeopardise the ability to trade.

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    Criminal Finances Act 2017 – Failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

    16.08.2016 |Corporate governance, Compliance

    The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act) received royal assent on 27 April 2017. Its target is the prevention of tax evasion, which is the deliberate and illegal circumvention of tax rules in order to escape a tax liability.

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    UK: CS01 Confirmation statement

    18.07.2016 |Corporate governance, Compliance

    Companies House has just published the CSO1 Confirmation statement which replaces the Annual Return, together with a Guide for directors, secretaries and persons acting as advisers to UK registered companies.

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