Tackling e-mail protocol in the litigation contextTackling e-mail protocol in the litigation context‘ Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve” are among the last words lawyers want to hear from their clients while in the midst of litigation.
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Thursday, 08 September 2016 22:00

Minimizing risk in an investigation of wrongdoing

Minimizing risk in an investigation of wrongdoingAt a conference on white-collar crime in New York this spring, the deputy attorney general of the United States tried to clarify the intent behind a directive that was widely known by her last name, instead of its actual title, the Individual Accountability Policy.
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Carol Hansell says there should be a process to have business laws in Ontario updated regularly.
Carol Hansell says there should be a process to have business laws in Ontario updated regularly.
In an effort to make Ontario a more competitive business jurisdiction, a panel of legal experts has made recommendations to review outdated business legislation in the province.
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Creating a board of advisers: Should I or shouldn’t I?In-house counsel play an important role in ensuring their clients exercise appropriate corporate governance — “appropriate” being the operative word. Applying big company practices holus bolus to start-ups and small- to medium-sized enterprises can be as inappropriate as shooting from the hip and ignoring tried and true governance practices which have benefited companies as they have scaled.
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Corporate governance and the role of the GCRegular readers will know well the challenges facing today’s general counsel. After all, much has been written about them and, more significantly, you live them each day.
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Kristine Robidoux says she expects the court will take a general deterrence approach in sentencing Nazir Karigar.
Kristine Robidoux says she expects the court will take a general deterrence approach in sentencing Nazir Karigar.
When Nazir Karigar is sentenced the first week of April for conspiring to bribe a foreign public official, contrary to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, it is likely the court will be looking to send a strong message, say legal observers.
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Monday, 03 February 2014 08:00

10 corporate governance trends for 2014

10 corporate governance trends for 2014If you are in-house counsel, or advise boards or management teams externally, there are several changes to corporate governance on the horizon of which you should be aware. The volume and velocity of corporate governance changes over the last few years has not been insignificant, to put it mildly, and that trend is expected to continue well into 2014 and 2015. Here are 10 of the top trends as I see them.
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Monday, 06 February 2012 09:37

Magna unveils new corporate governance

Magna International vice president and secretary Bassem Shakeel. Photo: Mark Blinch/Reuters
Magna International vice president and secretary Bassem Shakeel. Photo: Mark Blinch/Reuters
Magna International Inc. is adopting a number of corporate governance enhancements as part of initiatives it began in 2010 to become more friendly to shareholders.
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