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Happy New Year to all of you!!!

It is a brand new year; a year that will be for all the registered users, readers, visitors, and/or subscribers to The Corporate Prof. website a truly remarkable one.

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Women on Boards: Interesting FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 statistics

There are some interesting developments regarding women on boards on FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies since February 2011 when Lord Davies issued the Women on Boards report. According to a recent report by Professional Boards Forum BoardsWatch, there has been

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TCP’s iTitbits for 7th October is now out.

Some legal issues dealt with include: Illegal immigrants allowed to practice law in California Legal loophole closed to prosecute persistent fuel thieves Nestlé wins as Cadbury fails to trademark use of purple colour Spain’s biggest corruption trial ends with 53

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TCP’s iTitbits – 20131004 is out.

Get the iTitbits on Corporate Governance, Law, Business, Education, and Technology, for 4th October 2013.

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Two new extensions for The Corporate Prof. website.

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A Transformation Agenda for The Corporate Prof.

We are transforming The Corporate Prof. website to a network of sites. Consequently, a couple of extensions of The Corporate Prof. are billed for public release between now and the end of the year. However, before the extensions go live

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Dividends and Bonus Issues Watch 2013 [updated]

Note: The Table below contains dividends and bonus issues announced in 2013 by different companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Company Dividend Bonus Closure Date Payment Date Interim Final 7-Up Bottling Co. Plc 2.20 19 – 30 August 2013

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General Meetings Watch 2013 (All-Year) – [updated]

Note: In the Table below, the names of the companies whose general meetings are captured are stated in alphabetical order. The report contains the information on the general meetings of companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for 2013 (on

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General Meetings Watch 2013 (Monthly) – [updated]

Note: This report contains information on the general meetings of companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for 2013 (on monthly basis). Thus, in the Table below, the names of the companies whose general meetings are captured are grouped according

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Call For Papers: Board Diversity

A Special Issue and Dutch Central Bank/CGIR Workshop – Board Diversity Keynote Speakers: Ruth Aguilera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Daniel Ferreira, London School of Economics and Political Science December 19th – 20th, 2013, Dutch Central Bank, Amsterdam OVERVIEW: Board

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Is Insider Trading Really a Crime?

“Yes, of course,” might be your response to the question above. That response is correct in view of the provisions against insider trading in the statute books of numerous jurisdictions such as Nigeria, United States of America and the United

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New Corporate Governance Code: Feedback Required

Trinidad and Tobago is on course for a new National Corporate Governance Code. A draft of the code is now available online and open for public comment. According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock

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Judge caught on tape negotiating bribe to skew justice

According to a report by PREMIUM TIMES, a Nigerian judge serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gambia, Joseph Wowo, has been sacked for soliciting a N2.5 million (500,000 Dalasi) bribe from a Dutch businessman based in Gambia in

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Fiduciary Relationship and Contract of Sale

This article explains whether or not there is a fiduciary relationship between the parties in a contract of sale: the seller and the buyer. We will see that in contract of sale of goods, goods are the subject matter, and

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Academic Vacancy: Department Chair of Accounting

Colorado State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair of Accounting in the College of Business. This position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Business. Job Description: The successful candidate will have the

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Academic Vacancy: Assistant/Associate Professor of Law

Queen’s University Faculty of Law invites applications for one tenure-track or tenured appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor to begin no later than September 1, 2013. Job Qualifications: The Faculty is particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching

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LLM and MSc Degree Programs in Comparative Law, Economics, and Finance

The International University College (IUC) of Turin is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 LLM and MSc Degree programs in “Comparative Law, Economics, and Finance” with classes taught entirely in English. At the IUC of Turin a number of renowned intellectuals

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Call for Papers: 2013 Law Review Symposium

Campbell University School of Law announces its 2013 Law Review Symposium: “The Evolving Role of the Corporate Counsel: How Information Technology is Reinventing Legal Practice”. Date: October 18th, 2013, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A. The Fall 2013 Law Review Symposium will

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Using the 10-Ps to Distinguish a Hire-Purchase Transaction from a Sale

As individuals, we embark on numerous commercial transactions of distinct nature daily. One of such transactions is the hire-purchase transaction. A hire-purchase transaction is one under which an owner of goods lets his goods out on hire to another person

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Academic Vacancy: Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance

Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) invites applications for a tenured full professorship to fill the endowed Bajola Parisani Chair. We are looking for a person with broad research interests in line with the mission of the Institute; there

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Conditions Necessary for a Valid Ratification of the Acts of an Agent

An agency relationship has a tripartite structure. It involves the principal, the agent and a third party. The agent acts on behalf of the principal in relation to the third party. Consequently, an agent is said to be a conduit

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Research Scholarships – University of Leeds – Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

The University of Leeds is offering a number of University Research Scholarships for students from the UK and EU.  The Scholarships are available to new students wishing to commence doctoral study in the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

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PhD Scholarships: University of Dundee – School of Law

Dundee Law School is pleased to offer two PhD Scholarships for the September 2013 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. With excellent doctoral facilities and a commitment to producing research of the highest quality, Dundee Law School offers

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LSE Fellow: London School of Economics and Political Science – Department of Law

The Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, seeks to appoint up to four fixed-term LSE Fellows. The objective of the Fellowships is to provide a development opportunity for those who have exceptional potential in legal research and

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Imperial MBA Scholarships

Imperial College Business School is delighted to offer substantial scholarship funding for the Imperial Full-Time MBA, for October 2013 entry. The Imperial MBA is an intensive, one-year programme which will challenge you to imagine, innovate and inspire. Brilliant minds will

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Academic Vacancy: Doctoral Candidate in Law – University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for a Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Law (M/F) with a specialization in European banking

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Academic Vacancy: Dean, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

Samford University has announced a national search for the dean of Cumberland School of Law. Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate

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Academic Vacancy: Career Development Fellow in Law and Economics – University of Oxford

The University of Oxford, in association with St Hugh’s College, proposes to appoint a full-time Career Development Fellow in Law and Economics for 3 years, to commence not later than 1 October 2013. The successful candidate will also be elected

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Law of Agency: Scope of an Agent’s Authority

No doubt the proliferation and expansion of businesses today have had a positive impact on the business relationships of the principal, agent and third parties. As a result of advancement in technology and communication, an individual can have businesses of

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Academic Vacancy: Associate Professor in Criminal Law, University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university. The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for an Associate Professor in Criminal Law (M/F) Ref: F2-080002 (to be mentioned in all

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Vacancies: Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Faculty of Business Economics and Policy Studies

The Faculty of Business Economics and Policy Studies at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam is seeking qualified individuals for full-time faculty positions at the all levels. Application forms can be downloaded from our website at: http://www.ubd.edu.bn/docs/CareerAdvert/UBD-Application-Form.pdf Applications must reach Universiti Brunei

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Call for Papers: Advances in Financial Economics (Volume 16) “Corporate Governance”

Submissions are invited for a special issue of Advances in Financial Economics (Vol. 16). While Advances will continue to consider papers from any area of Finance, the focus of this issue is corporate governance, with a particular emphasis on international

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Rules as to Delivery in a Contract of Sale of Goods

In another article, the different dimensions of performance of sale of goods contract was discussed [see here]. One aspect of performance of a sale of goods contract is the delivery of the goods by the seller to the buyer. The

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Performance of Sale of Goods Contract

When goods are sold, a sale of goods contract is created. Within that contract, different duties are imposed on the parties to it (that is, the seller and the buyer). If any of the parties fails to carry out his

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Commercial Law: Distinguishing property from possession

As legal practitioners, law students and even normal everyday people in different professions and spheres of life, we have always heard the cliché in law that “possession is 9/10 of ownership”. However, this has created a kind of confusion in

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Agency Relationship involving a Foreign Principal, a Local Agent and a Third Party

It is challenging to clearly understand agency relationships where the principal is in a foreign jurisdiction but having a local agent who contracts on his behalf with third parties. This occasions some exceptional situation in the agency relationship. Law of

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Commercial Transactions and Fiduciary Relationships

Generally, in commercial transactions, there is no duty on contracting parties to disclose all material facts which will likely influence the other party in coming to a decision regarding the transaction so that the parties to the contract may be

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Hire-Purchase Transaction Taking a Triangular Form

The term “hire-purchase” relates to two different transactions rolled up into one: a hire and a purchase. It is a commercial transaction which has some similarities with other commercial transactions such as bailment, credit-sale, loan and mortgage, equipment lease, and

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Hire-Purchase Transactions: A synopsis of the 10-Ps’ test

As gold is ever separate from stone, so also are hire-purchase transactions different from other commercial transactions. Literarily, “to use or check something to find out whether it works or it is successful” may be referred to as a test.

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2013 IoD Nigeria Convention and Exhibition

The Institute of Directors Nigeria, a full-fledged affiliate of the IoD UK, invites your participation at the forthcoming 2013 Convention and Exhibition which is scheduled to hold at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday May 16, 2013

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PhD Studentships in Law, Politics, or International Relations

PhD Studentships in Law, Politics, or International Relations Dublin City University – School of Law and Government Up to €15,000 per annum plus fees The School of Law and Government at Dublin City University is a research active school with

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PhD Scholarships

University of Edinburgh Business School PhD Scholarships in the Accounting and Finance Group Up to three PhD scholarships are offered in Accounting and/or Finance. Any area of study will be considered within these disciplines. However, the major areas of current

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Leeds International Research Scholarships

Leeds International Research Scholarships (LIRS) Round 2 University of Leeds – Faculty of Education, Social Sciences & Law Session: 2013/14 Closing Date: 17 June 2013 Applications for Leeds International Research Scholarships (LIRS) to commence full time PhD research study in

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Benefits of Lawyer-Directors on the Boards of Companies

Undoubtedly, board composition is a crucial element of firm value. This understanding underscores the importance of recent studies regarding board composition and the performance of companies. Recently, we drew attention to research findings on the impact of academics in boardrooms

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Hire-Purchase Act Reform: Issues with motor vehicles

In Nigeria, it is generally understood that the subject matter of hire-purchase transactions falls into two categories: goods other than motor vehicles whose value do not exceed two thousand naira, on the one hand, and motor vehicles, irrespective of their

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Banking and Finance

The Laboratory for Financial Engineering of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Laval University, Quebec, Canada is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Banking and Finance, subject to satisfactory performance appraisals, for a period of up to three years.

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LLM Scholarships: University of East Anglia – Law School

The Law School at the University of East Anglia are offering a number of scholarships for its LLM courses starting in September 2013. The Law School offers a number of specialist Taught Masters (LLM) degrees designed to enhance students’ careers

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Copenhagen Business School: PhD Scholarships in Finance

Copenhagen Business School, Department of Finance invites applications for PhD scholarships in finance. We invite applications within all areas of finance (including but not limited to corporate finance, asset pricing, financial econometrics, market microstructure, behavioural finance, macro-finance, and banking).

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