Gaining greater influence
Following Enron and other corporate scandals, the subsequent Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the US and the Higgs report in the UK, corporate governance has leapt up the list of priorities for companies. Philip Hoult reports on the impact that corporate counsel believe this will have
Four out of five heads of legal (80%) at leading UK businesses say the nature of business is such that there will be abuses whatever corporate governance regime is implemented, the latest Legal Director Benchmarker survey has found.
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