Corporate Director's Guidebook

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

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This ready-reference handbook summarizes the rights and responsibilities of a corporate director, reviews legal standards of conduct, and much more.

Corporate Director's Guidebook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781616328740

Category: Law

Page: 147

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The corrections track the Handbook for the Conduct of Shareholders' Meetings, 2nd, which was also a committee-drafted book.

Perspectives on Corporate Governance

Author: F. Scott Kieff,Troy A. Paredes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139490559

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The events that began with the collapse of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and Adelphia and continued into the financial crisis of 2008 teach us an important lesson: corporate governance matters. Although it is widely acknowledged that good corporate governance is a linchpin of good corporate performance, how can one improve corporate governance and its impact on corporate and overall economic performance. This book offers a diverse and forward-looking set of approaches from experts, covering the major areas of corporate governance reform and analyzing the full range of issues and concerns. Written to be both theoretically rigorous and grounded in the real world, the book is well suited for practicing lawyers, managers, lawmakers, and analysts, as well as academics conducting research or teaching a wide range of courses in law schools, business schools, and economics departments.

Fund Director's Guidebook

Author: Federal Regulation of Securities Committee

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590315101

Category: Law

Page: 125

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Written for directors of both open-end investment companies (typically referred to as mutual funds) and closed-end funds, this new Third Edition offers suggestions to assist directors in their roles and obligations. The new edition has been updated to reflect key legal developments that have emerged since the second edition appeared in 2003 including the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and initiatives undertaken by the SEC in response to the mutual funds scandals occurring in 2003 and 2004.

A Director's Guide to Corporate Financial Reporting

Author: Krista Fiolleau

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 9781606491324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 125

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This book is designed for corporate directors and senior executives who want to gain a better understanding of accounting. Corporate directors and managers are under pressure from recent changes in the law (especially The Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002) and demands by shareholders and the public to be more informed, vigilant and involved in the governance of business organizations.

Die Aktionärsklage und die Kontrolle von Publikumsgesellschaften im deutsch-amerikanischen Vergleich

Author: Christoph Kämper

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631580486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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Die Arbeit enthalt eine Darstellung der Aktionarsklagerechte im deutschen Recht nach der Reform durch das UMAG. Dabei steht der neue 148 AktG im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchung. Weiter wird - unter Betrachtung der Funktion des Aufsichtsrats und der Abschlussprufung - versucht, die Funktion der Aktionarsklage im System der Kontrolle von Publikumsgesellschaften zu definieren. Hierbei zieht der Autor auch eine rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung des Systems der Kontrolle von Publikumsgesellschaften im US-amerikanischen Recht heran."

Der US-amerikanische “Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002”

Seine Auswirkungen auf die an der New York Stock Exchange notierenden österreichischen Aktiengesellschaften

Author: Adolf Peter

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3836608006

Category: Law

Page: 319

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Inhaltsangabe:Gang der Untersuchung: Das Ziel in der vorliegenden Arbeit liegt darin, die extraterritorialen Auswirkungen des Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) auf österreichische Aktiengesellschaften, die an der New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) notieren, darzustellen. Besonderes Augenmerk wird auf die Regelungen des SOX (inkl Ausführungsbestimmungen der SEC) im Hinblick auf das Audit Committee (Sec 301 SOX) und die Bestätigungspflicht von CEO und CFO (vor allem Sec 302 SOX) gelegt. Das 1. Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit den Zulassungsbestimmungen der NYSE und zeigt ua die Vorteile auf, die für eine österreichische AG mit einer Zweitnotierung an dieser US-Börse verbunden sind. Das 2. Kapitel setzt sich mit der Entstehungsgeschichte des SOX auseinander und lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit insbesondere auf die beiden Bilanzierungsskandale der US-Unternehmen Enron und WorldCom, die direkt für die Verabschiedung des SOX verantwortlich waren. Abschließend wird im 2. Kapitel ein erster und allgemeiner Blick auf den SOX geworfen. Die zentralen Abschnitte – und somit das Herz dieser Arbeit – sind die Kapitel 3 und 4. Das 3. Kapitel behandelt ausführlich das Audit Committee. Allgemeinen Darstellungen zum Audit Committee folgt mit der Erörterung der SOX-Unabhängigkeitskriterien für die Mitglieder des Audit Committee einer der Hauptpunkte dieses Kapitels. Dabei werden im Kontext der extraterritorialen Auswirkungen der Unabhängigkeitskriterien des SOX (auf österreichische Aktiengesellschaften) ua folgende Themen aufgegriffen: Die in österreichischen Aktiengesellschaften üblichen Beratungsverträge (Hindernis für die Mitgliedschaft im Audit Committee?) und die Praxis, dass ehemalige Vorstandsvorsitzende häufig unmittelbar nach ihrer Tätigkeit im Vorstand in den Aufsichtsrat wechseln. Im Kontext des Verbotes der indirect fees (für Mitglieder des Audit Committee) wird ua auch die Frage beantwortet, ob sich überhaupt noch Vertreter der Hausbank oder Rechtsanwälte, die sich wegen ihrer Fachkenntnisse besonders für eine Mitgliedschaft im Audit Committee eignen, im Audit Committee befinden dürfen. Darüber hinaus wird ein Blick auf die Besetzung der Aufsichtsräte in österreichischen Konzernen geworfen und untersucht, ob die SOX-Regelung (sog affiliated persons werden als nicht unabhängig betrachtet und dürfen somit nicht im Audit Committee sitzen) im Zusammenhang mit der affiliated person verhindert, dass bestimmte Personen, die üblicherweise in österreichischen Aufsichtsräten [...]

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Author: Zabihollah Rezaee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047173800X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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This book is the first to present a comprehensive framework of the theory and practice of corporate governance and business ethics by focusing on the four cornerstones promoted by the AACSB. Readers will quickly gain an understanding of the main themes, perspectives, frameworks, concepts, and issues pertaining to corporate governance and business ethics from historical, global, institutional, commercial, best practices, and regulatory perspectives. Additionally, there is also complete coverage of all oversight functions of corporate governance.

The Audit Committee Handbook

Author: Louis Braiotta, Jr.,R. Trent Gazzaway,Robert Colson,Sridhar Ramamoorti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470616075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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The classic handbook to audit committee responsibilities—completely updated to cover the latest guidance with practical insights on the new functions of the audit committee. Now containing the newest regulatory guidance impacting audit committees, including new chapters on audit oversight and updated discussions on fraud risk, the Fifth Edition helps your audit committee plan its agenda and achieve its mission in corporate governance. The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition guides you to: Understand the role and responsibilities of the audit committee with a general update and reality check on auditing cycle activities Identify the developments that impact audit committee practices and the most current techniques and strategies for committee meetings Develop a repertoire of effective strategies to help the board of directors discharge its fiduciary responsibility to shareholders Prepare a periodic assessment of professional development activities and an informed review of both audit processes and financial reporting processes A must-have for all audit committee members, board directors, corporate secretaries, CEOs, CFOs, and auditors involved in the accounting practices of their firms, The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition is the most authoritative work on audit committees in the marketplace.

Lender Liability and Banking Litigation

Author: Edward F. Mannino

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN: 9781588520500

Category: Law

Page: 800

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This book analyzes theories of liability and provides in-depth discussion of: RICO; planning, budgeting and monitoring litigation from the perspective of inside counsel and more.

Managing Closely Held Corporations

A Legal Guidebook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 78

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Like its companion the Corporate Director's Guidebook, this new title covers topics in plain English so the principles are easily understood by nonlawyers

The Corporate Director's Financial Handbook

Author: John P. Fertakis

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 9780899302898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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In today's increasingly litigious climate, corporate directors can be held personally liable for the financial misconduct of corporate employees. In this comprehensive volume, Fertakis provides the practical information corporate board members need to correctly interpret the financial data and operating statements presented to them for review and approval. Written in a style accessible to directors who are not financial specialists, the book shows how to spot clues in financial statements to potentially serious underlying problems, how to evaluate and understand financial presentations, and how to obtain an accurate picture of a company's financial affairs.

Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis

Author: Stephen M. Bainbridge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912793

Category: Law

Page: 320

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The first decade of the new millennium was bookended by two major economic crises. The bursting of the dotcom bubble and the extended bear market of 2000 to 2002 prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which was directed at core aspects of corporate governance. At the end of the decade came the bursting of the housing bubble, followed by a severe credit crunch, and the worst economic downturn in decades. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which changed vast swathes of financial regulation. Among these changes were a number of significant corporate governance reforms. Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis asks two questions about these changes. First, are they a good idea that will improve corporate governance? Second, what do they tell us about the relative merits of the federal government and the states as sources of corporate governance regulation? Traditionally, corporate law was the province of the states. Today, however, the federal government is increasingly engaged in corporate governance regulation. The changes examined in this work provide a series of case studies in which to explore the question of whether federalization will lead to better outcomes. The author analyzes these changes in the context of corporate governance, executive compensation, corporate fraud and disclosure, shareholder activism, corporate democracy, and declining US capital market competitiveness.