All together now | Herbert Smith Freehills

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The important role that UK business has to play in wider society is being reflected in their updated corporate governance arrangements, explain Paul Ellerman, Caroline Rae, Gareth Sykes and Ben Ward of Herbert Smith Freehills In most major jurisdictions there has been a considerable increase in focus on corporate governance issues in recent years. In …

New Portuguese powers to seize criminal spoils – a dangerous game | Rogério Alves & Associados

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As the level of sophistication of economic crime has evolved and increased, there has been a growing need to streamline the mechanisms for confiscating its benefits, thus eliminating its economic incentive and inculcating the idea that ‘crime does not pay’. The law went beyond a strict definition of white-collar crime and entered what is seen …

Change is the only certainty

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In association with pwc. Alex Novarese, The In-House Lawyer: How well do employment lawyers and the legal teams inside in house operations generally work with the HR department?

Applying the brakes

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Two ear-piercing siren blasts ring out across the Canary Wharf HQ of fintech unicorn Revolut. ‘May I have your attention please! Fire has been reported in the building! Please listen for further instructions.’

Corporate governance and compliance: two sides of the same coin | Machado Associados

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In the last five years, some Brazilian companies became well known internationally due to their involvement in some of the world’s largest corruption schemes. As contradictory as it may seem, some of the companies involved in these scandals were highly regarded for their compliance rules and/or were listed in the Novo Mercado segment (which means …

Too much of a good thing?

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Nearly $1bn was invested in legal technology and New Law disruptors in 2018. That was across more than 50 funding rounds and included start-ups through to more established players, according to research from Investec. Venture capital, private equity, non-legal companies and trade buyers are increasingly interested in what they see as a highly lucrative legal …

Corporate governance in Indonesia | SSEK Legal Consultants

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Corporate governance is slowly but surely being implemented in Indonesia. The typical form of corporate/business organisation in Indonesia is a limited liability company, but other forms are available, including co-operatives, representative offices and partnerships. But since the limited liability company is by far the most common form of corporate organisation, in principle, corporate governance is …

All speak the same language | Stewarts

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As its commercial disputes practice celebrates ten years, Alex Wade talks to Clive Zietman and Philippa Charles of Stewarts about litigation as a passion as well as a vocation What have been your personal highlights in ten years of the commercial disputes practice at Stewarts?  Clive Zietman (CZ), partner and head of commercial litigation: We’ve …