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Legal and Compliance Risk: A Strategic Response to a Rising Threat for Global Business


ISBN13: 9780198719793
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Over the last 30 years, risks and costs associated with legal conflicts, compliance breaches, litigation, regulatory investigations, criminal prosecution, trials, and arbitration have increased exponentially in frequency and financial harm. Peter Kurer, former business lawyer, GC and chairman of UBS, and board member from various industries, presents his unique insight into the challenges of managing legal risk in a climate of globalization, corporate governance, and shifting political agendas.

Legal & Compliance Risk: A Strategic Response to a Rising Threat for Global Business offers an overview of the global ascent of legal risk and outlines the ways in which companies have reacted to it. It presents the key processes that can be used to combat legal and compliance risk, including setting the proper strategy and risk governance on board level, organizing internal operations, allocation of work to internal and external legal and risk experts, developing effective internal reporting systems, using cutting-edge technology, and managing ethical conduct of employees as well as integrating these different processes within a business to build an effective business model for combating legal risk.

Offering analytics, management tools, real-life examples, and practical advice in a user-friendly format, this is an accessible guide to managing legal risk for board members, senior managers, and professionals dealing with legal risk in and for global companies.

Subjects:
Company Law
Contents:
Introduction
1. Manifestations and roots of legal risk
2. A board room strategy to manage legal risk
3. Legal risk governance: the quest for integration
4. Operations and core processes to manage legal risk
5. Experts, advisors, and the importance of communication
6. Beyond lawyering: technology and outsourcing
7. Behaviour: towards the new frontier
Conclusions