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September 11, 2019

Reminder: exam registration deadline looms, so make sure you meet the 1 October 2019 deadline.  The local exam centre for the Middle East continues to be in Dubai.

The transition to the new Programme is now complete, so if the Case Study was putting you off completion,...

September 11, 2019

ICSA (the UK Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators) formally changes its name to The Chartered Governance Institute on 16 September 2019.

The new branding will commence on that date, although "ICSA" will continue to appear for transition purposes for some...

September 8, 2019

The new Employment Law of the DIFC quite benignly mentions that firms may agree with their employees to contribute to a "pension scheme, retirement savings scheme or any substantially similar scheme, whether located in the UAE or elsewhere" - which seems to be quite fa...

April 3, 2019

Not surprisingly - after the Kingman Report on the replacement of the FRC, the Parliamentary Joint Enquiry into Carillion and a raft of other corporate failures - the latest recommendations look to make sweeping changes to the external audit scope, reporting, and indus...

January 27, 2019

For those interested in furthering their qualifications or exploring their "what's next?", ICSA's Chartered Secretary Qualifying Programme for the June 2019 examination period has been released. 

The January - June semester will be the last semester for a number of topi...

January 18, 2019

The recent release of new laws by the DIFC have led to a somewhat revised Companies Law, Trust Law, Foundation Law and a number of operating laws.  They go some way towards bridging gaps, clarifying some issues, and becoming a little more in tune with international pra...

January 7, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Sharon Ditchburn, Managing Director and Founder of Capital Advantage, has been appointed to the Centre of Excellence for ESG (Environment Social Governance) which reports to the Board of Directors of CPA Australia.

The COE is entasked wit...

July 24, 2018

The ICSA has announced that it will be releasing the Foundation Programme for the November 2018 examination period.  This is the new subject that will be mandatory for professionals entering into the CSQS qualification from 2019 who may not have prior formal training i...

May 10, 2018

The ICSA (UK) has just announced that it has received approval for the new Chartered Governance Professional qualification, which will join the Chartered Secretary level.  

Together with this new designation, the UK has also announced the introduction of the new qu...

May 10, 2018

As Jess Staley of Barclays has recently found to his detriment, whistleblowing systems are starting to receive more more support from Boards and by control functions in order to protect companies and encourage people (employees and others) to speak up.  Perhaps we woul...

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