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Good governance will ensure the efficient running of a business, support from investors and consumer confidence. It is vital that every stakeholder understands the governance factors impacting decisions they are involved in, their rights and responsibilities and the rules of the markets in which they operate.

CMS is advising boards, shareholders, general counsel, managers and entrepreneurs, amongst others, on their roles and responsibilities in ensuring good governance. Whether you are considering local environmental legislation, personal liability of directors, equal compensation for all or use of data, we have the right experts to guide you to best practice.

CMS governance resources include

Directors Issues updates

Subscribe to receive updates on Directors’ Duties on cms-lawnow.com and read our overview of the duties and responsibilities of directors across key jurisdictions around the world, answering the most frequently asked questions.

Data Law Navigator

Use the Data Law Navigator for a quick look at data protection laws in selected countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Advising the Board risk issues

Short focused reports taking a commercial as well as legal view on a comprehensive range of commercial risk issues.

Highlights of our governance experience includes:

Construction company advised the board on the legal ramifications under the Bribery Act, Fraud Act and POCA involving huge reputational impact for the client.

Biopharmaceutical company on the data protection aspects of its audits, including the processing of health-related data and the interplay with other regulatory requirements in the context of medicine provision.

Major Scottish University on carrying out the governance review and related interaction with the funders of a major research centre, with a view to securing the Phase 2 funding.

Pharmaceutical company on its daily corporate governance matters, including the change of company name and expanding of business scope, as well as regulatory matters.

Multinational energy company on new governance arrangements to authorise Oil Spill Response services.

Major UK financial institution on its compliance with environmental regulations and legislation across its physical business operations within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. This strategic project asses the wide range of environmental and climate change issues that they are exposed to.

Delancey on the implementation of their firm and product wide ESG strategy.

Quilter Investors on the implementation of upcoming sustainable investment legislation.

BMO Global Asset Management on the impact of the upcoming legislation.

05/08/2020
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