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Corporate Internal Investigations: An International Guide 2nd ed isbn 9780199645329

Corporate Internal Investigations: An International Guide

Edited by: Paul Lomas, Daniel Kramer

ISBN13: 9780199554119
New Edition ISBN: 9780199645329
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

In today's complex world, the potential for corporate malpractice and the severity of its consequences are increasing. The regulators have accumulated more powers and the public have continually growing expectations of management behaviour. Consequently, Board members are concerned more than ever with ensuring good corporate governance.

Corporate Internal Investigation: An International Guide addresses the way in which a company conducts an effective internal investigation in order to manage its legal risks and demonstrate good governance as well as providing practical guidance about interacting with regulators and reassuring employees and the wider public.

Edited by Daniel Kramer, a leading US trial lawyer and litigator with extensive experience in internal investigations, and Paul Lomas, a leading UK practitioner who has acted in a number of corporate governance crises, this work provides a unique cross-border approach. The work explores trends within USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, on a country-by-country basis, identifying the key regulators that operate in these jurisdictions and the range of responses that are effective in complying with potential or actual regulatory inquiries.

The book deals with the way executives conduct an effective internal investigation. It also provides insights into the subtle differences in the legal environments of the various jurisdictions that can critically impact the conduct of an investigation. In effect, it outlines the fundamental steps and considerations required to respond to regulatory bodies in a manner that minimises risks and benefits the company in all the jurisdictions in which it operates.

  • Examines issues specific to individual jurisdictions with coverage of the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands
  • Includes a chapter drawing together the aspects relevant to cross-border investigations common to all jurisdictions
  • Draws upon the know-how and experience of leading practitioners in the field
  • Checklists provide plans for managing internal investigations covering all aspects from disclosure obligations to managing publicity

Company Law
Introduction: Note from the Editors , Daniel J Kramer, Paul Lomas
1. Managing multi-jurisdictional investigations , Paul Lomas
2. Data Protection Under European Community Law , Keith Wotherspoon
3. Investigations in the United States , Paul Cohen, Daniel Kramer, Angela Papalaskaris, Alex Young
4. Investigations in the United Kingdom , Paul Lomas, Rachel Couter
5. Investigations in the Netherlands , Wieke van Angeren-van den Elzen, Paul Kreijger, Brechje Nollen, Jan Willem van der Staay, Max van Verschuer
6. Investigations in Germany , Hanna Blanz, Alfried Heidbrink, Anke Meier, Julia Strese, Carolin Weide, Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden
7. Investigations in France , Jeremie Fierville, Elie Kleiman, Pascal Lagesse, Marine Lallemend, Nicolas Leger, Jerome Philippe
8. Investigations in Spain , Javier Bau, Fernando Bedoya, Christian Castella, Raquel Florez, Sergio Miralles, Rafael Murillo.
9. Investigations in Italy , Fabrizio Arrosso, Grazia Bonante, Giovanni Barone, Andrea Marega, Maria Tecla Rodi, Elena Pagnoni
10. Investigations in Hong Kong , Patrick Swain
11. Investigations in Japan , Mashashi Adachi, Mieko Hosaka, Masahide Fukuda, Kazuki Okada, Jennifer L. Raisor, Roy Suzuki, Kaori Yamada, Akiko Yamakawa, Lisa Yano