- April 3, 2017
Anti-competitive whistleblowing: new measures from the European Commission and the Competition & Markets Authority
Businesses should review their competition risk assessment in light of new measures announced in March. These encourage individuals to recognise and anonymously report anti-competitive practices at both the European and the national level. If they are a success, these measures could lead to an increase in investigations and reduce the availability of leniency programmes.
- February 1, 2017
Chatham House Rule: what does it mean?
I recently attended an event where the host reminded the audience in his opening that the day was being run under the Chatham House Rule. It reminded me of the first event that I attended when I started out in practice. I hadn’t understood what this rule meant, and in a time before a smartphone … Continue reading Chatham House Rule: what does it mean? →
- December 2, 2016
Annual report drafting: what will your Modern Slavery Act statement say?
I’ve heard recently that a number of organisations have decided to include their slavery and human trafficking statement for this financial year in their annual reports, and are now in the process of working out what these statements will say. With that in mind, I thought this was a good moment to provide an overview of … Continue reading Annual report drafting: what will your Modern Slavery Act statement say? →
- November 24, 2016
Corporate Governance in the UK: key takeaways from Theresa May’s CBI speech
In a speech at the CBI annual conference 2016 on 21 November, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, set out the Government’s vision for UK businesses including corporate governance reform. She confirmed that a green paper on corporate governance will be published later in the year that will address executive pay and accountability to shareholders. This … Continue reading Corporate Governance in the UK: key takeaways from Theresa May’s CBI speech →
- October 24, 2016
ISO 37001 – The first international anti-bribery management system standard
On October 14, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published a global standard ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems. This voluntary standard is designed to assist organisations around the world implement and maintain an effective and proportionate anti-bribery programme. Organisations can choose to use it simply as an internal benchmarking tool or seek ISO 37001 certification … Continue reading ISO 37001 – The first international anti-bribery management system standard →
- October 13, 2016
FCA discussion paper on the impact of the senior managers regime on the in-house legal function
On 28 September 2016 the FCA published a discussion paper (DP16/4) on whether the person who has overall responsibility for the legal function (the GC) at a bank, building society, credit union or PRA-designated investment firm (a Regulated Firm) should be a Senior Management Function (SMF) and therefore subject to the senior managers regime (SMR). If a GC … Continue reading FCA discussion paper on the impact of the senior managers regime on the in-house legal function →