Corporate Governance Trends and Developments: 2017

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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 2017, an annual volume that highlights issues relating to board structures and directors’ duties in 25 jurisdictions worldwide.

The U.S. section covers, among other things, the continued scrutiny of shareholder activists, recent proxy access developments and the growing focus on virtual-only annual meetings and dual-class share structures. The Europe portion includes a discussion of recent proposals to regulate executive compensation, new non-financial disclosure requirements and government-sponsored studies on gender and ethnic board diversity. The Asia portion analyzes the possible reconsideration of dual-class shareholder structures in Hong Kong and the implementation and refinement of corporate reform in Japan. The South America section discusses new and proposed corporate governance reforms in Brazil.

The introduction was reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. For further information on Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Governance 2017, please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.