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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook 7th ed

ISBN13: 9781784514440
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781780434827
To be Published: January 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £100.00

Many firms have implemented corporate governance, yet have fallen into collapse and scandal involving their operations. What has gone wrong? Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook is the definitive, practical guide to the ever changing corporate governance landscape highlighting the potential pitfalls, tackling the issues, placing blame where appropriate, and recommending possible solutions to these problems.

Providing invaluable, practical guidance Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook (Seventh Ed) will ensure that you are up to date and compliant with best practice giving you complete confidence that you are continuing to function within the legal, ethical and practical parameters of corporate governance.

New for the Seventh edition

Completely revised and updated, the new seventh edition includes new chapters on:

  • Positioning internal audit for effective CSR and ESG - scope, competence and reporting
  • Board evaluation
  • Recalibrating internal audit
  • The independence and of different corporate governance parties
  • Relationships between different corporate governance parties
  • The risk conversation at board level In addition:
  • Includes coverage of the autumn 2016 release of the updated UK Corporate Governance Code
  • Family Firms and their Governance (Chapter A7) expaned to cover SMEs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Integrated Reporting and Sustainability (Chapter C5) will be expanded to cover ESG (Environment, social and governance) and a new ESG checklist will be included.
With a thorough understanding of the subject matter and many years of corporate governance experience, Andrew Chambers takes you through the essential elements of best practice corporate governance and what it should mean to you and your business.

Who should buy this book

Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook (Seventh Ed) is essential reading for company directors and their legal advisers; corporate counsel; company secretaries; regulators; and public policy makers. Academics and students will also benefit from this useful resource.

Company Law
Part A: Effective Boards and Directors
Chapter A1 The Effective Board
Chapter A2 Considering Joining a Board
Chapter A3 Independence Issues
Chapter A4 Resigning a Directorship
Chapter A5 Board Committees
Chapter A6 Board Policies and Policy Statements
Chapter A7SME and Family Company Corporate Governance
Chapter A8 Governance of International Organisations
Chapter A9 Directors with Company Loans: Independence and Conflict of Interest Implications

Part B: Guest Chapters

Part C: Understanding Corporate Governance
Chapter C1 Understanding Corporate Governance
Chapter C2 Grand Themes in Corporate Governance
Chapter C3 Applying the Theories that Underpin Corporate Governance
Chapter C4 Do Non-Executive Directors Add Value?
Chapter C5 Corporate Social Responsibility and Environment, Social and Governance, Integrated Reporting and Sustainability
Chapter C6 Culture, Ethics and the Board

Part D: Corporate Governance in Practice
Chapter D1 The UK's Companies Act 2006 – Corporate Governance Issues
Chapter D2 The UK Approach to Corporate Governance
Chapter D3 Critique of UK Corporate Governance
Chapter D4 The Walker Review of Corporate Governance in UK Banks and other Financial Industry Entities
Chapter D5 Checklist to Benchmark Corporate Governance Practice in the Context of the UK Corporate Governance Code
Chapter D6 British Governance Standard (2013) – Code of Practice for Delivering Effective Governance of Organizations
Chapter D7 Gulf Corporate Governance

Part E: Audit Committees
Chapter E1 Overview of Audit Committee Responsibilities
Chapter E2 Effective and Efficient Conduct of Audit Committee Business
Chapter E3 Audit Committees and Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK
Chapter E4 Audit Committee Oversight of Published Information
Chapter E5 Audit Committee Oversight of Risk Management and Internal Control
Chapter E6 Audit Committee Oversight of External Audit
Chapter E7 Audit Committee Oversight of Internal Audit and other Review Agencies
Chapter E8 The Development of Audit Committees over Time
Chapter E9 Board Risk Committees
Chapter E10 Board Remuneration Committees

Part F: The Corporate Governance Journey
Chapter F1 The Corporate Governance Framework
Chapter F2 Evolution of the UK Code and the Impact of Higgs and Smith

Part G: Risk Management and Internal Control
Chapter G1 Risk Management and Internal Control
Chapter G2 Current Developments in Internal Auditing
Chapter G3 Three Lines of Defence
Chapter G4 New Enhanced Guidance on Internal Audit
Chapter G5 New Enhanced Guidance on Internal Audit's Interface with Regulators

Part H: External Oversight
Chapter H1 External Control
Chapter H2 Is Audit failing the Global Capital Markets?