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Aviva shareholders vote on ethical policy

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 10 2010

Aviva, the insurance group, has become the first British company to ask investors to vote on its corporate responsibility report at its AGM

OECD Good Practice Guidance on internal controls, ethics and compliance

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Global
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  • May 10 2010

The OECD published its (non legally binding) 'Good Practice Guidance' addressed to companies for creating and ensuring the effectiveness of internal controls, ethics and compliance programmes or measures for preventing and detecting the bribery of foreign public officials in their international business transactions, and to business organisations and professional associations, which play an essential role in assisting companies in these efforts

Compliance and the in-house lawyer: the pressure is on

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 23 2010

The traditional role of the in-house lawyer is changing

Investor actions deadlines eased by court

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 10 2010

The US Supreme Court relaxed the deadlines for shareholder fraud actions, allowing investors to proceed with accusations that Merck & Co, the pharmaceutical company, misled the public about the health risks posed by its Vioxx painkiller, which was withdrawn because of links to heart attacks and strokes