Corporate Governance

Lexis® Practical Guidance Guidance Corporate Governance is an essential, online tool that guides legal advisors, company secretaries, risk managers and directors on how to comply with their statutory obligations and ensure that corporate decisions are in line with best practice.
Lexis® Practical Guidance Corporate Governance focuses on the practical issues relating to the Companies Act including monitoring risk and compliance, highly regulated companies, financial reporting and auditing, JSE listings, King III reports, as well as environmental concerns. Important legal considerations such as disclosure of information, corporate governance, whistle-blowing and money laundering are also covered.

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Expert Contributors

Simon is a partner at Cox Yeats and has been with the firm since 2010. He focuses on commercial law and commercial litigation. Simon has experience in managing large transactions and high profile disputes. He is the author of the updated commentary and precedents on Partnerships and Joint Ventures in Butterworths Forms and Precedents, Companies, Volume 3 and, is the co-author of the updated Guide to the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

LLB (UKZN) summa cum laude

Keren is a partner at Cox Yeats and has been with the firm since 2011. She practices commercial law and has experience in giving advice on corporate restructuring and company law issues as well as assisting foreign clients to establish operations in South Africa. Keren is the author of A Practical Guide to the Companies Act and has also worked on Butterworths Forms and Precedents, Companies where she authored updates to Volumes 1 and 2 and co-authored Volume 3.


Tamryn is an associate at Cox Yeats. She has a Master’s degree in Shipping Law from UCT and her areas of speciality include international trade and insurance, business law and maritime law.

B.Soc.SC LLB (UKZN), cum laude

Jason is an associate at Cox Yeats. He has a strong commercial law background and acts for medium to large size companies, which includes listed companies. Jason also has experience in commercial litigation, environmental law and mining law.

LLB, LLM (UKZN) summa cum laude

Jenna is an associate at Cox Yeats where she specialises in commercial law. Jenna was admitted as an attorney in 2012, after which she joined a leading multinational FMCG company in South Africa as their internal legal counsel. Jenna’s focus is in drafting commercial agreements and memoranda of incorporation, assisting clients with corporate restructuring, including BEE restructuring and, generally providing advice on consumer protection law, company law and business law issues.

Corporate Governance. Table of contents.
  • Meaning and motivations
  • Implementing corporate governance
  • The role of the board
  • The composition of the board
  • Prescribed officers
  • Disclosure of interests by directors and prescribed officers
  • Duties of directors and prescribed officers
  • Liability of directors and prescribed officers
  • Indemnifying directors and prescribed officers
  • Directors' remuneration
  • Board code of conduct
  • Role, rights and representation
  • Shareholder protections and actions
  • Applications to the companies and intellectual property commission
  • Notices, minutes and resolutions
  • Promotion of access to Information Act
  • Protection of personal Information Act
  • Disclosure and access under the Companies Act
  • Public companies
  • Takeover regulations
  • JSE
  • King III
  • The social and ethics committee
  • The company secretary
  • The audit committee
  • Risk management
  • Fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Corruption and bribery
  • Whistle blowing
  • Financial reports and statements
  • Standards and disclosures
  • Scope of laws
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Scope of laws
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Internal actions
  • External actions



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