The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the laws and regulations of Corporate Governance practice across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter provides information about governing bodies, disclosure and communications, shareholders and other stakeholders.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Tom Rose of Macfarlanes LLP.

4th Edition | Published:March 2022

Hot Topic: Corporate Governance: Introduction

How important is corporate governance to an organisation, to global markets, and to society in general? As with most such questions, not everyone agrees. Many see good corporate governance practices as being of fundamental importance, not only to the efficient functioning of corporations and businesses, but to the validity of the corporation and the role …

Hot Topic: Hot Topic: Corporate Governance vs. Social Responsibility of Swiss Companies

Introductory Example A fast-growing Swiss corporation is faced with the opportunity to secure a large and extremely lucrative project in a promising developing country. The project would involve the establishment of a foreign entity and thus mean another important step towards expansion and growth. The said developing country provides for low wage labor force, and …


Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick


Lacourte Raquin Tatar


Zepos & Yannopoulos


J Sagar Associates


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe


Nishimura & Asahi


GSK Stockmann SA


WongPartnership LLP

South Korea

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC


Bär & Karrer Ltd.


Vasil Kisil & Partners

United States

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz