Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook

Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook

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Corporate Governance Handbook offers invaluable advice on how to ensure your company functions within the required legal and ethical parameters. The pace of change in corporate governance has been dramatic since the global financial crisis of 2008. This handbook seeks to capture these changes. This indispensable handbook shows you how to implement developments in corporate governance using accepted best practice standards with useful precedents, checklists, bullet point summaries and references to legislation and codes of practice throughout. New edition includes: A major update to reflect the UK Corporate Governance Code and other significant corporate governance developments; UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes; Brand new material on the governance of private and family firms; Special issues (e.g. loans to directors, and directors' rights to know) are covered for the first time; Valuable guest contributions from IDDAS on the perspectives of company chairmen, females on boards and non-executive directors; Valuable guest contributions from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland on appraising your auditors and on avoiding the pitfalls of running a private company.
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  • Paperback | 936 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 44.45mm | 1,224.7g
  • Bloomsbury Professional
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 184766878X
  • 9781847668783

Table of contents

Part A: Effective Boards and Directors: Chapter A1 The Effective Board; Chapter A2 Considering Joining a Board; Chapter A3 Independence Issues; Chapter A4 Resigning a Directorship; Chapter A5 Board Committees; Chapter A6 Board Policies and Policy Statements; Chapter A7 Family Firms and their Governance; Chapter A8 Governance of International Organisations; Chapter A9 Directors with Company Loans: Independence and Conflict of Interest Implications; Part B: Guest Chapters: Chapter B1 Avoiding the Pitfalls in Running a Private Company; Chapter B2 Appraising your Auditors; Chapter B3 Board Dynamics: A Female Perspective; Chapter B4 Board Dynamics: The Chairman's Perspective; Chapter B5 Board Dynamics: The Non-Executive Director's Perspective; Part C: Understanding Corporate Governance: Chapter C1 Understanding Corporate Governance; Chapter C2 Grand Themes in Corporate Governance; Chapter C3 Applying the Theories that Underpin Corporate Governance; Chapter C4 Do Non-Executive Directors Add Value?; Part D: Corporate Governance in Practice: Chapter D1 The UK's Companies Act 2006 - Corporate Governance Issues; Chapter D2 The UK Approach to Corporate Governance; Chapter D3 Critique of UK Corporate Governance; Chapter D4 The Walker Review of Corporate Governance in UK Banks and other Financial Industry Entities; Chapter D5 Checklist to Benchmark Corporate Governance Practice in the Context of the UK Corporate Governance Code; Part E: Audit Committees: Chapter E1 Overview of Audit Committee Responsibilities; Chapter E2 Effective and Efficient Conduct of Audit Committee Business; Chapter E3 Audit Committees and Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK; Chapter E4 Audit Committee Oversight of Published Information; Chapter E5 Audit Committee Oversight of Risk Management and Internal Control; Chapter E6 Audit Committee Oversight of External Audit; Chapter E7 Audit Committee Oversight of Internal Audit and other Review Agencies; Chapter E8 The Development of Audit Committees over Time; Part F: The Corporate Governance Journey: Chapter F1 The Corporate Governance Framework; Chapter F2 Evolution of the UK Code and the Impact of Higgs and Smith; Part G: Risk Management and Internal Control: Chapter G1 Risk Management and Internal Control; Chapter G2 Internal Audit; Part H: External Oversight: Chapter H1 External Control; Chapter H2 Audit Market Concentration.
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About Andrew Chambers

Andrew Chambers is Professor of Corporate Governance at London South Bank University. He has been described by The Times as 'a worldwide authority on corporate governance'. In 2010 he was appointed the Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords' Economic Affairs Select Committee's Inquiry into Auditors: Market concentration in their role. He is deputy chair of F d ration des Experts Comptables Europ en's (FEE's) Corporate Governance and Company Law standing Working Party (Brussels). Andrew is a judge for three annual awards: Hawkamah's Bank Corporate Governance Awards in the MENESA region, ICSA Hermes Transparency in Governance Awards, and Incisive Media's British Accounting Awards.
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