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5 Ways to Fail at Leading a Meeting

The reputation of the president, chairman, or CEO may (unfortunately) depend on his or her ability to run a meeting. Whether the gathering is big or small, scheduled or impromptu, people want the person in charge to preside...more

How to Take Minutes in 4 Easy Steps

If you’ve been tasked with taking minutes, the parliamentarian says to take heart. Here’s a four-step guide (with a bonus tip) to streamline your job....more

4 Things Most People Get Wrong About Seconds

So, your meeting is rolling along fine. The chairperson begins on time and the preliminaries are dealt with in short order. The first topic on the order of business arrives, and the chairperson recognizes a member who makes a...more

Parliamentary Procedure Quick Guide: How to Make Motions

Let’s start with an “according to Robert’s Rules” definition. A motion is a proposal that an organization, board, or committee take a specific action (according to Robert’s Rules of Order and other parliamentary procedure...more

A Minute Guide to Minutes

Among the many elements of corporate housekeeping and compliance that demand the time and attention of directors and officers (and staff), minutes often seem like a burden. No one doubts that minutes matter. A...more

See You In Court! - March 2017

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Sally Scrivener was elected to the Nutmeg Board of Education last November, and she was surprised when her Board colleagues voted to elect her to serve as secretary of the Board. Sally is nothing if not conscientious, and she...more

Appellate Court Expands Rice Notice Requirements

by Genova Burns LLC on

Following the February 8, 2017 Appellate Division decision in Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, public bodies must review their processes for issuing Rice notices and making available meeting minutes to the...more

CA Corps Not Obligated to Make Records Available for Inspection in California

The California Court of Appeal recently ruled that an inspection demand under California Corporations Code section 1601 requires a corporation to make its books and records available for inspection at an office where they...more

Changes to the Open Meetings Act Allow Inspection of Closed Session Records

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Effective June 30, 2016, the Open Meetings Act (OMA) has been amended to allow elected board members, or those appointed to fill vacancies on the board, to access closed session recordings and minutes. Access must be granted...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - July 2016 #4

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BoE publishes SRFRR group minutes - BoE has published the minutes of the May meeting of the working group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates (SRFRR). Among the issues discussed was a set of principles to facilitate...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - June 2016 #3

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Treasury publishes AML supervision report - Treasury has published its anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist finance (CTF) supervision report for 2014-2015. The report stresses the importance of preparing...more

Reinsurance (E) Task Force Of The NAIC Meets In New Orleans

by Carlton Fields on

The minutes of the April 4, 2016 task force meeting included the following seven items of activity: - Adopted its Jan. 6, 2016 and Dec. 9, 2015 minutes (which were attached), which reflected the adoption of revisions to...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.19.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Bayer’s making good on its rumored interest in Monsanto in a deal that could be valued at more than $42 billion and would bring together two of the world’s biggest suppliers of crop seeds and pesticides...more

The organization of the staff representatives’ meetings: the enlightenment of the Decree of 12 April

by Reed Smith on

Law no. 2015-994 of 17 August 2015 relating to social dialogue and employment (the so-called ‘Rebsamen law’) implemented a significant number of measures designed to simplify employer/staff representatives’ relationships, and...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #1

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Basel Committee updates Basel III monitoring FAQs - The Basel Committee has published an updated version of its Basel III monitoring FAQs, including new questions on the “DefCap” worksheet, large exposures and the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #8

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Administrator’s charge not covered by mis-selling redress payment - A company’s former administrators sought an order under the Insolvency Act 1986 that their remuneration and expenses should be payable out of a sum owed...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #2

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MoU between CMA and FCA on consumer protection powers - CMA has published on MoU establishing a framework for cooperation between CMA and FCA on the use of concurrent powers under consumer protection legislation. The...more

BoE publishes RFR meeting minutes

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BoE has published the minutes from the 26 November meeting of its working group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates (RFRs). The group...more

BoE publishes FPC minutes

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BoE has published the results of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) meeting at the end of November. FPC made no new recommendations and kept the countercyclical capital buffer rate for UK exposures set at 0%. ...more

FCA publishes MiFID 2 round table minutes

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FCA has published the minutes of the MiFID 2 implementation round table meeting it held on 30 November. FCA noted: - there is as yet no indication about the effects of any delay in MiFID 2 transposition on other...more

BoE publishes RFR meeting minutes

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BoE has published the minutes from the 13 October meeting of its working group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates (RFRs). The group...more

FCA publishes minutes from MiFID 2 roundtable

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FCA has published the minutes from the meeting of the MiFID 2 implementation roundtable in October. The discussion covered implementing measures, FCA communication with industry, updated consultation plans and feedback on the...more

BoE publishes Court of Directors minutes

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BoE has published the minutes from the meeting of its Court of Directors. The minutes focus on cyber resilience and the banking and markets reports recently carried out. ...more

Was This Director Duly Elected Or Appointed?

by Allen Matkins on

Suppose that a corporation’s bylaws includes the following two provisions: 1.  The Board of Directors shall consist of one or more members, the number thereof to be determined from time to time by the Board...more

Making the Most Out of Your Board Meeting

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Many first-time entrepreneurs have never participated in a formal board meeting. After an initial round of financing, regular board meetings become a reality. Preparing for board meetings can be time consuming and daunting....more

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