Corporate collapse and the reform of boardroom structures - lessons from America?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/51114
Title:
Corporate collapse and the reform of boardroom structures - lessons from America?
Authors:
Griffin, Stephen
Abstract:
Comments on the events leading to the collapse of the Enron corporation in the US. Highlights the responsibility for Enron's demise, focusing on the role of the auditors, the board and senior management. Examines key provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002, passed as a direct response to Enron, including the prohibitions on corporate activity, the regulation of auditors and the imposition of criminal penalties. Discusses the UK's response to the corporate scandals in the US, reviewing proposed reforms in the Higgs report relating to boardroom structures and the role of non-executive directors, and the scope of the revised Code on Corporate Governance, published in July 2003.
Citation:
Insolvency Lawyer 2003(6): 214-225.
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell
Journal:
Insolvency Lawyer
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/51114
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The full-text article is available to subscribers online via the WestLaw database. Copyright: Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited.
Appears in Collections:
Legal Studies Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Stephen-
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-25T17:41:56Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-25T17:41:56Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationInsolvency Lawyer 2003(6): 214-225.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/51114-
dc.descriptionThe full-text article is available to subscribers online via the WestLaw database. Copyright: Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited.en
dc.description.abstractComments on the events leading to the collapse of the Enron corporation in the US. Highlights the responsibility for Enron's demise, focusing on the role of the auditors, the board and senior management. Examines key provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002, passed as a direct response to Enron, including the prohibitions on corporate activity, the regulation of auditors and the imposition of criminal penalties. Discusses the UK's response to the corporate scandals in the US, reviewing proposed reforms in the Higgs report relating to boardroom structures and the role of non-executive directors, and the scope of the revised Code on Corporate Governance, published in July 2003.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwellen
dc.subjectCorporate governanceen
dc.subjectCorporate insolvencyen
dc.subjectDirectorsen
dc.subjectUSAen
dc.subjectCompany lawen
dc.subjectInsolvencyen
dc.subjectEnron scandalen
dc.subjectSarbanes-Oxley Act 2002en
dc.subjectCriminal lawen
dc.subjectEnergy industryen
dc.titleCorporate collapse and the reform of boardroom structures - lessons from America?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInsolvency Lawyeren
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