Risk management

Risk management guidance:

Why you need to manage this risk This risk management guide seeks to help you identify the key legal risks and sets out some practical guidance on how these may be...

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Why you need to manage this risk The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) came into force on 1 July 2011. It includes corporate offences of failure to prevent bribery and...

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Written specifically for in-house lawyers in listed public companies newly tasked with company secretarial responsibilities, this guide aims to provide practical advice...

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Why you need to manage this risk Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (and the UK national equivalent, Chapter II of the Competition Act...

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Why you need to manage this risk Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (and its UK national equivalent—Chapter I of the Competition...

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Why you need to manage this risk Confidential information is one of the most valuable assets of any business. Confidentiality is frequently the best way of protecting...

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Why you need to manage this risk Contract management is often seen by the business as an activity which is aimed not at ‘finding fault’ but is instead designed to...

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Why you need to manage this risk The purpose of corporate governance is to help build an environment of trust, transparency and accountability necessary for fostering...

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Hundreds of decisions are made every day that are taken effectively and implemented well. But there are also decisions made that may seem confused, over-complicated or...

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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by...

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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by...

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Why you need to manage this risk Information is an asset. Preserving and protecting that asset is critical to the commercial success of any organisation. All businesses...

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Where organisations trade internationally (ie where the organisation trades or operates in other jurisdictions and/or where the entity you trade with is outside of your...

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Why you need to manage this risk From the moment of their formation until the end of their existence, organisations have to deal with a large number of contracts at any...

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Why you need to identify the key stakeholders Who is responsible for risk in a company or organisation? The answer may seem trite, but it is, of course, everyone....

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This Practice Note aims to help in-house lawyers identify and measure legal risks faced by their organisation. Identifying legal risk All businesses need to deal with a...

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Why you need to manage this risk The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) has pushed issues of modern slavery and human trafficking up the corporate agenda. Section 54...

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This risk management guide identifies five key priorities for managing the risks associated with standard terms and conditions of purchase and gives the heads-up on why...

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Why you need to manage the risk In some sales organisations, having a lawyer in the ranks is seen as a risk in itself. Sales-led businesses fundamentally want to clinch...

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Why you need to manage this risk All organisations need to buy ‘stuff’. Office supplies, raw materials, key IT infrastructure, business consultancy services, external...

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Why you need to manage this risk The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received royal assent on 27 April 2017. It includes new corporate offences of failure to...

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What regulations need to be complied with and who is responsible for compliance programmes? In an organisation which is in a regulated sector, the presence of the...

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This Practice Note, written for in-house lawyers, provides guidance on how to work effectively with senior managers to identify legal risks and sets out an approach you...

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