Compliance programmes – why it pays to be up to scratch | Steptoe & Johnson

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While in-house lawyers were struggling during 2020 to deal remotely with the myriad commercial crises affecting their company, financial crime prosecutors globally were continuing to raise the bar on company compliance programmes – signalling repeatedly that any company seeking a reduced penalty or other form of leniency following a compliance incident would need to demonstrate …

Corporate governance in Mexico: overview and trends 2021 | Deloitte Legal

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Adapting Mexican corporate governance policy related to new market realities would need corporate law reform with the backing of enforcement. Nevertheless, certain local instruments – which lack binding force and which may, at best, fit in the category of ‘soft law’ – attempt to direct corporate practices through a voluntary approach. This is the case …

Corporate governance in Switzerland: new ESG disclosure rules, gender quotas and related developments | Bär & Karrer AG

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In our article, we will highlight recent developments and key issues for corporate governance in Switzerland. Several developments are driven by the new corporate law reform that has been passed last year. This includes a new gender quota, fine-tuning of executive compensation regulation, and other corporate governance topics. In addition, we will discuss the new …

A breath of fresh air in Greek corporate governance | AKL Law Firm


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Greek Law 4706/2020 (the Law) will take effect in July 2021. The Law brings about broad reforms in the landscape of corporate governance, aiming to upgrade compliance standards, enhance transparency and restore investor trust. Following is an overview of selective key aspects of the Law, together with our preliminary assessment of the proposed new approach.

Substantive and procedural issues in asset purchases under Turkish law | Moroğlu Arseven

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Transactions for the transfer of assets of commercial enterprises, and commercial enterprises in toto, have always been somewhat controversial under Turkish law. A threshold issue is whether, under applicable law, the divested asset(s) comprise the seller’s total enterprise. In this respect, it is important to start with the definition of an asset transfer under Turkish …

M&A in Brazil: the practical impact of the new Economic Freedom Act and the Coronavirus pandemic | Melcheds Advogados


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On 20 September 2019, the Brazilian federal government, lead by the president Jair Messias Bolsonaro, enacted Law No 13,874/2019 (the Brazilian Economic Freedom Act), which was passed with the aim of (i) reducing day-to-day bureaucracy for Brazilian investors, (ii) establishing free market guarantees and (iii) providing greater legal certainty for Brazil’s business environment. As a …

Cybercrime: tackling the many faces of a growing threat | Brodies

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2020 tested the resilience of organisations in ways that were unprecedented and, with further restrictions on movement imposed at the start of the new year, continued disruption seems inevitable for the foreseeable future. For many, continued homeworking – and the challenges that brings – is likely to be an everyday feature of life for some …