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Analysis

Transfer pricing: a necessary evil?

Transfer pricing has received a great deal of bad press recently, but it is a useful tool for international businesses, says Lucas Bastin

23 Apr 2014

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Feature

Chile's copper standard

Chile is pulling ahead as the most open and developed economy in South America, but there are still serious challenges to be faced, writes Gavin Hinks

20 Mar 2014

News

Autonomy’s Lynch claims HP ‘misleading’ its shareholders

Mike Lynch reignites war of words with HP boss Meg Whitman in open letter sent to HP shareholders

20 Mar 2014

News

Schroders makes £15m tax provision

Fund manager sets aside £15m for potential tax fine from DOJ investigation

10 Mar 2014

Blog

The price of blowing the whistle

Should whistleblowers be paid for coming forward?

06 Feb 2014

News

Ex-Bradford & Bingley FD fined £30,000 over 2008 cash call

FCA fines Christopher Willford for failing to update the bank's board about its deteriorating financial position

13 Dec 2013

News

Speedy Hire CEO quits as accounting irregularities found

Certain control processes within rental group's Gulf-based international business "repeatedly and deliberately circumvented"

29 Nov 2013

Feature

Corporate wrongdoing is all connected

Following the scandals surrounding News International, Gavin Hinks looks at how a culture of wrongdoing can arise in a business

25 Nov 2013

Feature

Sunset on Turkey’s boom?

Turkey looks like a good prospect for UK exporters but economists expect trouble ahead if the government stays on its current course, finds Gavin Hinks

30 Oct 2013

Analysis

Deferred prosecution agreements are on the way

Check your compliance system – deferred prosecution agreements are on the way

30 Oct 2013

Analysis

Corporate whistleblowers handed greater protection

Employers should review existing employment contracts and policies in light of change to whistleblowers’ protection

30 Oct 2013

Analysis

SEC social media guidance for the UK

Andrea Ward looks at the SEC investigation into Netflix's use of social media and what it means for the disclosure of material, non-public information

01 Aug 2013

Feature

Corporate simplification projects made simple

Pinsent Mason's Paul Sutton explains how to carry out due diligence in corporate simplification projects

24 Mar 2013

Feature

Age presents challenges for a changing workforce

Employers should use existing performance management systems to proactively address concerns with employees - regardless of age, writes Rebecca Harding-Hill and Elin Hannah

21 Mar 2013

News

Cattles launches legal battle against former auditor PwC

Troubled sub-prime lender Cattles is to take PwC to court over its audit prior to the revelation of a huge accounting black hole

07 Feb 2013

Opinion

Keep the litigation hedge in shape

Those advising FDs in live cases ought to urgently prioritise the question of how litigation is funded to ensure companies can take full advantage of the current rules

03 Jul 2012

Feature

Olympus scorched: Directors’ duties and conflicts of interest

Joe Bedford and Francesca Messina look at some practical lessons which can be learned as to how UK company directors can protect themselves from personal liability

02 May 2012

Feature

The rising costs of legal disputes

The consequences and costs for UK businesses of dealing with regulatory proceedings are becoming increasingly significant, writes Lista Cannon and Chris Warren-Smith

10 Feb 2012

Feature

In need of legal advice

Choosing your legal counsel is a decision that could save you millions in a strategic transaction. Evelina Kurgonaite reveals what finance directors should bear in mind when selecting legal advisor

26 Oct 2011

Opinion

Opening up to competition

The Legal Service Act could open up the market for legal advice and help FDs take more control of their legal costs, says Michael Welsh

28 Jul 2011

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Latest Opinion

The Secret FD: The FD futurist

The Secret FD has doubts about the role of the CFO as a chief future officer

Automation has made certain professions an endangered species

The list of professions that have been automated or redistributed out of existence is growing fast

Financial Director – October, 2014

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Latest Analysis

No relief of payment obligations for third-party users

The use of third-party service providers does not relieve companies from payment card industry compliance obligations

Micro-reporting gets smaller

A less onerous reporting standard regime looks set to benefit small entities, says Chris Warmall

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