Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his trial

29 September, 2020

Businesses ‘can play important role in stemming executive misconduct’

Nothing makes headlines quite like a corporate scandal, with events at
McDonald's sign

25 September, 2020

How good governance can stop toxic ‘bro behaviour’ at companies

In 2019, the board of directors of McDonald’s Corp took the unusual but bold and moral decision to dismiss its CEO Steve Easterbrook after he...
A narcissistic leader places a crown on his own head

2 September, 2020

Narcissistic leaders are perceived negatively by their employees

Ever since the ascent of Donald Trump to the US presidency narcissism has been one of the most talked about personality traits among leaders in business. This often focuses on their potential for unde...
Woman laughing

31 July, 2020

Real deal: the advantages of being (seen as) authentic at work

Authenticity is when one’s self-expression is in alignment with one’s internal sense of self. During our formative years, we learn to create different, compartmentalised versions of ourselves t...
#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

13 July, 2020

#MeToo continues: why sexual harassment is a growing litigation risk

We all know that the federal securities laws prohibit insider trading, "pumping and dumping", Ponzi schemes and market manipulation. But public shareholders and their lawyers have been working hard to...
Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his trial

23 June, 2020

Investors use securities law to sue over sexual misconduct

The #MeToo movement, trigged by revelations in 2017 about film director Harvey Weinstein, has quietly opened a second front in the campaign to end sexual harassment in the workplace. While much att...
Jes Staley, Barclays CEO

18 June, 2018

Executives warned of action using senior managers regime

The fine imposed on Barclays' chief executive Jes Staley has been signalled as a warning to executives that regulators will not hold back from acting on the rules in the
Euronext website

21 March, 2018

Board moves at Euronext and Latham & Watkins

Euronext Rijnhard van Tets is to step down as chairman of pan-European exchange Euronext after 11 years in the role. Van Tets, who first served on Euronext’s supervisory board 15 years ...
executive behaviour, executive education, directors

7 September, 2017

Improve executive behaviour with better board education

The prime minister’s introductory letter to the government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform in November 2016 explained that one o...