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FRC to review corporate succession planning guidance next year

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is planning to review its guidelines on corporate succession planning next year in response to investor concerns over the way some companies have been dealing with new appointments, according to press reports. 28 Oct 2014

SFO head makes the case for agency independence, but more efficient funding model needed, says expert

Merging the functions of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with those of the new National Crime Agency (NCA) in relation to economic crime would be "just not sensible" and could impact on investigations, the head of the SFO has warned. 27 Oct 2014

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Delayed update of Scottish corporate bribery self-reporting guidance could signal "kilted DPAs" on way, says expert

Prosecutors in Scotland could finally be considering the introduction of a Scottish form of deferred prosecution agreement an expert has said, after guidance for companies looking to self-report was extended for a further year without a formal update. 27 Oct 2014

$1m fine for breach of export controls highlights need for parent companies to monitor subsidiaries' activities, says expert

The Belgian subsidiary of Texas oil firm Robbins & Myers, a US-registered company, has agreed to pay penalties "more than 50 times greater than the proceeds of its sales" after it admitted to breaching export controls when it shipped components used in... 13 Oct 2014

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