Data breach responses

January 2018  |  COVER STORY

Given the scale and speed of technological advances in recent decades, companies are generating more sensitive business data than ever. Though they are storing that data in ways that are beneficial to their businesses, they are also becoming more attractive...

New UK defence sector merger controls proposed

January 2018  |  FEATURE

In October 2017, the UK government took steps to heighten merger control in the country’s technology and defence sectors. Proposed new rules would allow the government to intervene on certain deals based on national security concerns...

Leveraging lean across the finance function

January 2018  |  FEATURE

Lean is a business methodology focused on customer value and resource efficiency – essentially a tool for optimising processes and underpinning sustainable competitive advantage. One area of business in which the application of lean techniques...

CRS to deliver new age of tax transparency

January 2018  |  FEATURE

Tax evasion is a corrosive crime which affects the finances of virtually every country in the world. Massive in scope, it is believed to amount to around 5 percent of global GDP and cost the US economy an estimated $337bn each year in tax revenue...

GDPR compliance and strategy

January 2018  |  ROUNDTABLE

A ‘game changer’ is how the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been described by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Scheduled to take effect from May 2018, the regulation introduces new laws that will fundamentally...

Intellectual property

January 2018  |  SPECIAL REPORT

Intellectual property (IP) is among the most important assets a company possesses. These inventions, designs and symbols, names and images are used to establish a business and drive commercial activities. Given the importance of IP...

The blockchain phenomenon

January 2018  |  PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT

Blockchain technology is the topic of the day. For the tech industry, it has been steadily growing for the past decade, becoming the technology which could transform virtually every industry. It has been touted as one of the most critical disrupters...

How boards effectively govern culture

January 2018  |  SPOTLIGHT

Culture creates a unique footprint in every organisation. It can be a strategic differentiator, enabling a company to achieve superior returns and be a ‘great place to work’. Conversely, the absence of a healthy culture can be a liability. The news is littered with...

Valuing embedded optionality and other complexities in energy contracts

October 2017  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on the complexities of energy contracts between Dr James Dimech-DeBono, Patrick Hébréard and Nils von Hinten-Reed at CEG.

Tackling distress in the US healthcare sector

October 2017  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on tackling distress in the US healthcare sector between Marshall Glade at GlassRatner, Felicia Gerber Perlman at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates and Ana Alfonso at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

Preparing for Brexit

October 2017  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW speaks with David Bryan at BM&T about how companies can prepare for Brexit.

 

Corporate immigration in 2017

April 2017  |  TALKINGPOINT

FW moderates a discussion on corporate immigration in 2017 between Maria Jockel at BDO Migration Services and Tom Mintern at Bird & Bird LLP.

Outlook for the life settlements market in 2017

April 2017  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to Corwin Zass at Actuarial Risk Management about the outlook for the life settlements market in 2017.

Proposed UK insolvency law reform

January 2017  |  10QUESTIONS

FW speaks to David Bryan at BM&T LLP about proposed UK insolvency law reform.

Understanding the limitations of data solutions

January 2018  |  RISK MANAGEMENT

We are awash in data ‘solutions’ relating to everything imaginable. Data providers claim that all risks now can be readily identified and mitigated with easy-to-use data solutions. Need to perform due diligence on a vendor for Foreign Corrupt Practices...

New Argentine law on corporate liability and compliance programmes for certain corruption cases

January 2018  |  FRAUD & CORRUPTION

Several proposals for new anti-corruption regulations have been made by president Macri’s administration since he took office in December 2015. Some of these have been enacted into law including, for example, the law on access to public...

Corporate social responsibility: the capitalist’s dilemma

January 2018  |  FRAUD & CORRUPTION

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has fast become an evolutionary concept with different writers positing varying theories regarding the interface between CSR and businesses. For context, there exists a school of thought which believes that...

Brexit and the future of immigration in the UK and EU

January 2018  |  LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT

Immigration played a central role in the Brexit movement – the recent rise in immigration was one of the defining arguments that united anti-globalists, eurosceptics and nationalists to vote the UK out of the EU. One of the goals of Brexit was to... 

Taming the beast – the need for regulation in peer-to-peer lending

December 2017  |  BANKING & FINANCE

Under existing Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) guidelines, peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders operate within a virtually unregulated space. While this is not damaging in itself, it does create a number of risks, as the FCA has acknowledged. The most significant...

Asset managers, Brexit planning and supervisory convergence

December 2017  |  FINANCE & INVESTMENT

Ecosystems are important to the provision of financial services and the UK’s asset management ecosystem is one of the strongest within the sector. The UK has created an environment where innovation thrives within the asset management...

Should international arbitration be the dispute resolution method of choice for international companies?

December 2017  |  LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The exponential growth in international commercial arbitration has been fuelled by the realisation that many global commercial disputes are better resolved in neutral countries by neutral arbitrators, rather than in national courts by national judges...

UK government’s two year Brexit transitional period: poisoned chalice or a step in the right direction?

December 2017  |  ECONOMIC TRENDS

On 4 October 2017, the Conservative Party’s annual conference drew to a close. The conference, and Theresa May’s speech in Florence before it, had been closely watched for indications of where the UK’s Brexit negotiating strategy was heading...


Boards of directors neglect one essential duty: oversight of the relationship between governance and corporate culture

December 2016  |  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Corporate culture should be a set of authentic behaviours, set forth by a founder or management team of a company, which is embraced by the entire organisation. Certainly, each culture is distinctive and many diverse elements...

In compliance investigations, companies find that e-discovery technology delivers results and savings

May 2016  |  COMPANY LAW

No matter what steps a corporation takes to ensure legal compliance by its officers and employees, there is no fail-safe. Violations of anti-corruption laws and other regulatory schemes can still occur. When they do...

 

Organising for creativity and innovation – lessons from the biopharmaceutical industry

December 2016  |  SECTOR ANALYSIS

The biopharma industry is arguably the most knowledge intense industry of all. Human creativity and ingenuity within R&D and beyond play key roles in turning that knowledge into IP and value for patients and corporate stakeholders...

 

Effective board governance: the healthy tension between management and the board

April 2016  |  BOARDROOM INTELLIGENCE

In this age of heightened risk, the need for effective governance has caused a dynamic shift in the role of the board of directors. Cyber security, rapid technological growth and a number of corporate scandals resulting from the financial...

 


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