Bell Gully partners Garry Downs and Andrew Brown prepared this paper for a series of Law Society intensives on corporate governance held in Wellington and Auckland in late November. Written for lawyers, it looks at how legal counsel can proactively assist on governance matters at a practical level.
While it states there is no "one size fits all" in corporate governance, the paper identifies the general principles relevant to all organisations, delves into the lawyer's role in setting the governance agenda and looks at some practical examples of how both in-house and external lawyers can help in designing and implementing a corporate governance framework.
The paper was presented by Garry Downs on November 28 and 29.
An extract from the paper can be accessed by clicking here.
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