Corporate Governance Trends and Developments: 2016

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Arthur Golden, Thomas Reid, Kyoko Takahashi Lin, Laura Turano and Morgan Lee are pleased to write the global overview of Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Governance 2016, an annual volume that highlights issues relating to board structures and directors’ duties in 25 jurisdictions worldwide.

It is now clear that corporate governance is accepted as a permanent element of investor valuations of companies and as a permanent consideration for companies and their advisors. The linked global overview to the volume discusses the key corporate governance developments in a number of jurisdictions and seeks to predict their near-term trajectory.

The U.S. section covers, among other things, the increasing scrutiny of shareholder activists, recent proxy access developments and the growing focus on board composition. The Europe portion includes a discussion of recent compensation and audit reform measures. The Asia portion analyzes the rejection of dual-class shareholder structures in Hong Kong and the continued growth of shareholder activism in Japan. The South America section discusses proposed corporate governance reforms.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Corporate Governance 2016, (published in June 2016; contributing editor: Holly J Gregory, Sidley Austin LLP). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.