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This paper discusses the value of shareholder corporate governance activism as a means to enhance long-term portfolio investment return. It indicates that such activism should be extended to the global arena. It describes how the author's organisation conducts its activities and how increased...
Recent and historic post-mortems of major governance scandals reveal that whistleblowers, or other well informed insiders whose knowledge could have prevented disastrous corporate scandals, were isolated and ignored. Calls for improved governance practices by boards have been reinforced by new...
Throughout Europe corporate governance codes are increasing in importance. These codes are developed to enhance the quality of corporate governance. Institutional investors are the major trigger in penalising companies' lack of compliance with a code. The mechanisms of institutional investors to...
Recent accountability failures in the USA and other countries have led to bankruptcies and restatements of financial statements that have harmed countless shareholders, employees, pensioners and other stakeholders. These failures also created a crisis of investor confidence and caused stock...
The paper describes three sources of standards applicable to Delaware lawyers: the recent rules propounded by the SEC under its directive from the Sarbanes—Oxley Act of 2002; the Delaware Rules of Professional Conduct, as modified by the Ethics 2000 initiative; and the Principles of...
The disqualification of directors is a matter of corporate governance. The obligations of governance facing directors are increasing. These obligations may be onerous and sanctions for ignoring them severe. Directors, non-executive directors and others cannot sit passively in the boardroom or on...
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