Gabe Shawn Varges Examines Emerging International Indicators for Compliance Function Expectations, Particularly Positioning, Resources, and Authority

Global trends on risk management help foreshadow what may come to be expected of compliance functions in an increasing number of jurisdictions, particularly in respect of positioning, resources, and authority. Gabe Shawn Varges, Head of Governance at FINMA, the Swiss combined regulator for banking, insurance...

Gabe Shawn Varges Examines Emerging International Indicators for Compliance Function Expectations, Particularly Positioning, Resources, and Authority

Global trends on risk management help foreshadow what may come to be expected of compliance functions in an increasing number of jurisdictions, particularly in respect of positioning, resources, and authority. Gabe Shawn Varges, Head of Governance at FINMA, the Swiss combined regulator for banking, insurance...

Steven Lauer on Reporting to Corporate Management on Value of Legal Services

Corporate law departments must develop a complete understanding of how the law-related matters entrusted to them create or deliver value to the business operations and that they develop a language and metrics by which they can communicate that information to management most effectively. The more a law...

The need to secure agreement with the client about the definition of value, By Steven A. Lauer

Client perspective is the primary concern for legal work valuation. Quite simply such work must serve the client's interests or it does not possess any value. The degree to which it does serve those interests will determine how valuable it is. Therefore, corporate law departments should ensure that...

Drafting Corporate Charters And Bylaws: Top 10 Issues to Consider

Excerpt: Corporate charters and bylaws serve many important functions with practical applications to corporate governance and M&A transactions. Among other things, (1) they establish procedural guidelines for corporate governance (stockholder meetings, board meetings, etc.); (2) in public companies...