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FRC issues corporate governance principles for private companies

Paul Hodgson | December 12, 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) issued its long-awaited corporate governance standards for private companies, providing a framework to help the companies meet legal requirements and improve and disclose their governance.

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Amid likely defeat, May delays Brexit vote by MPs

Joe Mont | December 10, 2018

Amid faltering odds that became apparent during three days of debate, British Prime Minister Theresa May has, at least temporarily, withdrawn her much-maligned Brexit plan from Parliamentary voting consideration.

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MPs release ‘secret’ Facebook emails

Neil Hodge | December 10, 2018

The U.K.'s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has released 250 pages of emails that show Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives at Facebook gave certain app developers special access to user data.

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Anti-corruption efforts in sports gaining global steam

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 7, 2018

More than 100 ministers, international sports organizations, and experts from around the world met in London on Dec. 6 to reaffirm their global commitment toward tackling corruption in sport.

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Big Four split on solutions to industry’s problems

Paul Hodgson | December 3, 2018

Deloitte and KPMG have gone further than EY and PwC in their comments to the current CMA review of the industry, but it seems unlikely the members of the Big Four won't get on the same page.

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Deutsche Bank offers more details on Panama Papers raid

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 3, 2018

Deutsche Bank has provided more details on a two-day raid, in which German prosecutors searched several Deutsche Bank offices, in connection with the Panama Papers. The case also imparts some important compliance lessons.

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‘No-deal’ Brexit risks U.K. and EU data transfer problems

Neil Hodge | November 28, 2018

In the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, EU data commissioners are warning of data transfer restrictions between the European Union and the United Kingdom, which will be treated as a third country.

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SFO secures more convictions in F.H. Bertling corruption case

Jaclyn Jaeger | November 27, 2018

Stephen Emler and Giuseppe Morreale pleaded guilty for their part in a corrupt scheme to secure a ConocoPhillips freight forwarding contract, worth over £16m, for logistics and freight operations company F.H. Bertling as part of the ‘Jasmine’ North Sea oil exploration project, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office announced.

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Brexit deal: Take it or leave it?

Paul Hodgson | November 21, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal has been controversial, but there appears to be very little room for negotiation if it is scrapped.

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Undaunted, May holds line on Brexit as chaos swirls

Joe Mont | November 15, 2018

A draft plan for how the United Kingdom will engineer its split from the European Union is not going over well with many British Prime Minister Theresa May is counting on.