Corporate governance: trends in Mexico | Deloitte Legal

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In Mexico, corporate governance best practices have been part of the business environment for the last 20 years. Since 1999, following the OECD Principles (which in turn used the recommendations of the Cadbury Report to varying degrees), the first voluntary Mexican Best Corporate Practices Code (CMPC), issued by the Mexican Business Co-ordinator Council was published. …

2020 vision: minimising financial crime risk in US/UK M&A | Greenberg Traurig

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The spread of criminal and regulatory laws into the corporate world has been underscored by a string of cases in the US and, more recently, the UK sparked by M&A activity. As a result, our transatlantic white collar crime defence and investigations group has seen an uptick in advising buyers and sellers on corporate transactions …

Outsourcing legal teams – Will it ever be more than flavour of the month?

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It’s not often a FTSE 100 GC and a law firm offer themselves up to the media to discuss a deal. Even panel review stories rarely elicit comment beyond a few contrived lines about ‘innovation’, ‘alignment’ and ‘deeper relationships’. So when BT legal chief Sabine Chalmers and DWF arranged conference calls in the summer to …

Corruption, procurement and self-cleaning in Denmark | Kammeradvokaten/Poul Schmith

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In 2015 Denmark’s image as one of the world’s least corrupt nations came under scrutiny as Atea A/S, the Danish subsidiary of the Norwegian IT supplier Atea ASA, came under investigation for bribing several public officials employed in IT departments of various Danish public authorities, including the national police and the regional authority, Region Zealand. …

The ultimate beneficial owner – the Achilles heel of money laundering? | Mareș & Mareș

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Money laundering represents one of the key challenges in the fight against serious crime, especially considering its stealth nature as well as its cross-border dimension. There is an underlying link between money laundering and other crimes, such as corruption offences, human trafficking, drug trafficking or the financing of terrorism. One of the most significant and …

Heather Mitchell – The Carlyle Group

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‘One reason I’m doing this interview is so I can send it to my parents. They’re really important to me. Ah, suddenly, the hard-woman persona crumbles,’ jokes Heather Mitchell, global general counsel (GC) for investments and head of EMEA at The Carlyle Group.