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Bribery Act Progress Report

Madeleine Cordes assesses how companies have responded to the Bribery Act, the challenge of embedding it and the impact of recent developments.

Olswang Convergence Survey 2011

Law firm Olswang LLP presents the results of its 2011 Convergence Survey, which tracks the effect of technological developments on consumers and industry.

Every Vote Counts

Nick Dawson of Capita, explains why voting is important and discusses steps that companies and investors should take to ensure maximum effectiveness of the voting process.

iXBRL: It’s time to tag

Mandatory online filing is almost here — are you ready? Sean Callaghan and Ben Smith of Ernst & Young discuss new iXBRL requirements.

Directors and Officers Insurance for AIM companies

The current premium levels for Directors & Officers Insurance are as low as they have ever been which is prompting companies of all sizes to review their existing arrangements. Whilst lower premiums obviously benefit companies and ultimately their shareholders, there are some risks to taking the lowest possible premium as not all policies give the same cover.

10 key questions to ask this New Year to ensure your corporate governance house is in order

Richard B Butler of Carey Group highlights the key questions (and offers some of his opinions) that organisations should address to ensure that they remain aligned to the rapidly developing requirements. Carey Group provides professional governance and company secretarial support services to listed and other large organisations.

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Statutory Liablilty Regime for Issuers

The liabilty regime for issuers of securities was significantly widened on 1 October 2010, Peter Allen, DWF explores the new scope of liabilty for published information.

Bribery Act 2010. Think it won't affect your company? Think again.

After much fanfare, the Bribery Act will come into force in April 2011.  The yards of column inches prompted by the Act are deserved. The UK is set to become the global leader in corporate anti-corruption and, like it or not, UK businesses will be the champions of the Act’s high ethical standards.

Shipping Out

What are the challenges and differences of moving to an offshore jurisdiction? Madeleine Cordes examines the varied roles of the Chartered Secretary working offshore.

Tracing the trail

How do UK firms deal with an ever-increasing number of shareholders who are not domiciled in the UK? And what rights do offshore entities have to find out who owns their shares? Máté Krantz examines the issues.

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