Latest Corporate Secretary Week articles

March 23, 2015

New study finds companies' resistance to simple-majority counting mandated by SEC seeks to underplay broader shareholder support for these proposals

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March 17, 2015

New COSO framework for internal controls addresses third party risk that firms like Smith & Wesson have been targeted for 

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March 6, 2015

As Canadian securities regulators get ready to propose changes to even the playing field for target firms and hostile bidders, a new study finds targets may not be as disadvantaged as believed    

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February 19, 2015

Explanations of rationale for executive pay are inadequate and proxies are unwieldy, hard to read, finds Stanford investor survey

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February 16, 2015

Companies need to do due diligence on NGOs they partner with on community projects in foreign markets to protect against corruption risk

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February 9, 2015

'Gamification' of cyber-risk training is showing executives how hackers strategize so they know how to best protect their firms 

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February 4, 2015

Issuers need to ask themselves what they're trying to accomplish in disclosures to investors and call for simplified rules that make it easier to compare companies

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January 27, 2015

With no cover available from no-action letters for the entire 2015 proxy season, issuers may be much more vulnerable to shareholder lawsuits     

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January 20, 2015

Where acquirer is still held responsible for target's pre-acquisition misconduct, costs can be priced into the deal

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January 14, 2015

No-action letters issued by the SEC to Whole Foods and other companies seeking to pre-empt shareholders' proxy access proposals begs closer look by SEC at company tactics

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