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The Corporate Governance Review

In this ninth edition, we can see that corporate governance is becoming a more vital and all-encompassing topic with each year that passes. We all realise that the modern corporation is one of the most ingenious concepts ever devised. Our lives are dominated by corporations. We eat and breathe through them, we travel with them, we are entertained by them, most of us work for them. Most corporations aim to add value to society, and they very often do. Some, however, are exploiting, polluting, poisoning and impoverishing us. A lot depends on the commitment, direction and aims of a corporation's founders, shareholders, boards and management, and employees. Do they show commitment to all stakeholders and to long-term shareholders, or mainly to short-term shareholders? There are many variations on the structure of corporations and boards within each country and between countries. All will agree that much depends on the personalities and commitment of the persons of influence in the corporation.


  • Editor's Preface


  • AustriaNautaDutilh
  • BelgiumNautaDutilh
  • BrazilPinheiro Neto Advogados
  • CanadaOsler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • DenmarkPlesner Advokatpartnerselskab
  • FinlandHannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd
  • FranceBredin Prat
  • GermanyHengeler Mueller
  • GhanaN Dowuona & Company
  • IndiaBharucha & Partners
  • IndonesiaHadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)
  • IrelandA&L Goodbody
  • JapanNishimura & Asahi
  • LuxembourgNautaDutilh
  • NamibiaKoep & Partners
  • NetherlandsNautaDutilh
  • NigeriaOlaniwun Ajayi LP
  • NorwayAdvokatfirmaet BAHR AS
  • PolandWKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr
  • PortugalVdA
  • RussiaHerbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • SingaporeAllen & Gledhill LLP
  • South KoreaKim & Chang
  • SwedenHannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd
  • SwitzerlandLenz & Staehelin
  • United KingdomSlaughter and May
  • USAWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • USA - DelawareThe Delaware Counsel Group