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Breadth Matters: Building an Executive Leadership Team That Delivers

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An in-house perspective on diversity and leadership by Matt Fawcett, GC of NetApp....more

Blakes Board Report: Opportunities for Women General Counsel

2016 S&P/TSX Composite Board Study - In late 2016, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) initiated a novel study to examine the involvement of general counsel and lawyers on the board of directors of Canadian publicly...more

All [A]Board: Insights and Inspirations for Your Journey to and in the Boardroom

[co-author: Olga Mack, Clearslide] Carly and Olga were law school classmates at Berkeley Law and have continued their friendship and professional collaboration ever since. They serve as board members for both for-profit...more

The LCLD Fellows Program: Building Relationships and Leadership Skills

I finished my term as Cozen O’Connor’s Fellow in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity in March of 2017. The mission of this prestige program is to unite attorneys who work in firms and in corporate counsel offices for...more

Law à la Mode: The future of retail; Green fashion; E-commerce in China; Brexit update: trademarks and design; and more (UK) Issue...

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Management, a Belgian national and expert on retail management and customer experience for fashion, department stores and home improvement retailing. He tells us about the changes he has seen in the retail sector over the...more

Blog: State Street Global Advisors Talks The Talk On Board Gender Diversity, But Will It Walk The Walk?

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Happy International Women’s Day! In this press release, State Street Global Advisors, which manages $2.47 trillion in assets, announced, on the eve of International Women’s Day, that it is “calling on the more than 3,500...more

Preparing for the 2017 AGM and reporting season

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As the 2017 AGM and reporting season gets underway, we give an overview of the key changes affecting listed and AIM companies. Many listed companies will be putting a new remuneration policy to shareholders for approval in...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - February 2017

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In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

"US Corporate Governance: Will Private Ordering Trump Political Change?"

In the weeks following the U.S. presidential election, companies and investors enjoyed a stock market rally fueled by expectations concerning tax cuts, increased government spending and significant deregulation. While the...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - January 2017

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In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

In-House Perspective: Management and Boards Must Think Like Activist Investors

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Management and boards aren’t usually considered activists, but when it comes to fighting for diversity in boards and leadership, many can actually learn from activist strategies....more

Diversifying the Boardroom: Mary Quazzo Discusses the Chief Legal Officer’s Role

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Mary Quazzo is a governance guru. She is the vice president, principal counsel, and secretary for Bechtel Group, Inc., and has served in-house at Bechtel for the past 27 years. Bechtel is not only one of the largest and most...more

"Matters to Consider for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season"

Each company faces important decisions in preparing for its 2017 annual meeting and reporting season. Once again, we have prepared a checklist of essential areas on which we believe companies should focus as they plan for the...more

Corporate Governance Survey - 2016 Proxy Season Results

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A Comparison of Large Public Companies and Silicon Valley Companies - As outside legal counsel to a wide range of public companies in the technology and life sciences industries, many of which are based in Silicon...more

ISS Announces Rebranded Governance Rating System and New Factors

ISS has announced the adoption of QualityScore, a benchmark of corporate governance. QualityScore was previously known as QuickScore, and before that by the monikers “GRId” and “CGQ.” For US companies, the following is a...more

Corporate governance inquiry

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The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee has launched an inquiry into corporate governance, focusing on executive pay, directors' duties, and the composition of boardrooms, including worker representation and...more

The Power of Being in the Room: 4 Ways Attorneys Can Help Increase Boardroom Diversity

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Beth Stewart, CEO of Trewstar Corporate Board Services, knows a thing or two about placing women on corporate boards. Since 2013 she has successfully placed 35 women directors on corporate boards, usually for Fortune 500...more

Blog: PwC Survey Of Directors Showed Skepticism On The Benefits Of Shareholder Engagement, Critical Views Of Some Board Colleagues...

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In its annual survey released Tuesday of more than 800 corporate directors, PwC identified ten key findings, including critical views on other board members, split views on board diversity and skeptical views on the benefits...more

CSA Identifies Only a Small Step for Women; No Giant Leap for Humankind

On September 28, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-308 – Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Compliance with NI 58-101 Disclosure of...more

Update on HM Treasury’s "Women in Finance Charter"

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HM Treasury launched its Women in Finance Charter (Charter) in February 2016 following the publication of Jayne-Anne Gadhia’s review into the representation of women in senior managerial roles in the financial services sector...more

Disclosure of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions in Alberta

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On September 14, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released for comment its proposed amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (PDF). The proposed amendments put forward...more

Alberta Securities Commission Proposes Adoption of Gender Diversity Disclosure Requirements

On September 14, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 58-101 – Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices and Form 8-101F1 – Corporate Governance...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - September 2016

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The following developments from the past month offer guidance on corporate law and governance law as they may be applied to nonprofit health care organizations: BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES - In an...more

Blog: Some Successful Approaches To Increasing Board Gender Diversity

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A lot has been written about the benefits of gender diversity on boards. As discussed in Bloomberg, while “[e]quality is a worthy goal on its own terms, of course….for the corporate world, the better rationale for gender...more

Diversity on Corporate Boards

The issue of diversity has expanded from the workplace to the corporate boardroom, with initiatives spearheaded by investors and other stakeholders to address the lack of diversity on corporate boards. These initiatives are...more

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