procurement, tenders

22 November, 2017

Tenders may face investigation on intra-group collusion

Companies that are part of the same corporate group which are tendering separately in public tenders may need to prove absence of collusion, the EU Advocate General has ruled. In his
Whistleblowers, Whistleblowing

15 November, 2017

Italy introduces law to protect whistleblowers

A new law designed to protect whistleblowers who report crimes or irregularities witnessed at their workplace in the public and private sectors has been approved by Italian lawmakers. Draft law C. ...
Cybercrime, data protection, GDPR, cybersecurity

1 November, 2017

Thousands of businesses in the dark about GDPR

With just six months to go until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces sweeping new requirements for companies handling personal data, more than 30% of UK businesses have don...
Tbilisi, Georgia

10 October, 2017

Corporate law in Georgia to boost transparency and shareholder protection

Amendments to Georgia’s Law on Entrepreneurs impose new requirements for single-member companies and strengthen the pre-emption rights of shareholders. Georgia's legal reform commitments stem fro...
European Union, EU

12 September, 2017

Lobby group urges EU to strengthen single market and cut costs

Europe must complete and strengthen its single market for companies to be able to take full advantage of the stronger economic environment, said

11 September, 2017

Post-Brexit customs barriers could cost traders £4bn a year

Post-Brexit customs declarations could cost thousands of traders more than £4bn a year, according to research from the Institute for Government (IfG). The analysis paper—
EU, European Union, European Commission

5 September, 2017

European commissioner to publish company law initiative in November

The European commissioner for justice has told a corporate governance conference in Tallin that she expects to table proposals for a company law initiative, which would facilitate cross-border busines...
Financial Reporting Council, Paul George, FRC

16 August, 2017

More detail of long-term value created by UK companies proposed by FRC

Improved reporting of long-term planning and non-financial matters is being proposed by accounting’s watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). A consultation has been launched by the FRC, ...
sustainable investment, EU, ESG, sustainable finance, sustainable economy

20 July, 2017

Sustainable Finance report: implications for investors and directors

Potential avenues for reform of the financial system towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable economy have been mapped out in an
corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

15 July, 2017

World of uncertainty for governance as need for change intensifies

Sometimes development just comes thick and fast. So it was over the past ten days or so, for corporate governance. It began with news that the