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What Are Company Directorship Responsibilities?

Directorship responsibilities are increasing, in a complex and challenging environment. Accepting a corporate directorship means…

Private Companies: Company Secretaries, the Chairman and Corporate Governance

The company secretary is responsible, under UK law, to advise the chairman on corporate governance.

UK – Large Private Companies and the Corporate Governance Opportunity

For the first time, large, privately held businesses in the UK must comply with corporate…

The Role of the General Counsel in Corporate Governance

There is a growing trend in the UK to separate the function…

Why Is Corporate Governance Important?

Corporate governance is about enabling organisations to achieve their goals, control risks and assuring…

Company Secretaries of Private Companies and Board Effectiveness

On January 1, 2019, the largest companies in the UK must begin applying corporate governance…

6 Pain Points For Achieving Good Corporate Governance & How To Overcome Them

In the UK, corporate governance is evolving very rapidly, and boards must implement the changes…

What Private Company Boards Need to Know About Corporate Governance

As of January 2019, the largest private companies in the UK must, according to law,…

BA’s ‘Sophisticated’ Data Breach Shows Importance of Top-Level Security

Most UK companies aren’t ready for cyber-attacks, as hackers have become technically sophisticated beyond the…

The Increasing Importance of Entity Management Software

The UK Corporate Governance Code does not necessarily apply to subsidiaries and foreign entities, but…