Corporate duty to creditors: The UK Supreme Court’s lost opportunity to adopt a more stakeholder-oriented perspective

Download the article in PDF format *** In October 2022, in the decision BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA [2022] UKSC 25 the U.K. Supreme Court had the chance to re-consider the vexed question relating to the existence of a “creditor duty.” In what could be considered a reactionary judgment, the Court failed to adopt … Continue reading Corporate duty to creditors: The UK Supreme Court’s lost opportunity to adopt a more stakeholder-oriented perspective

Pfizer/Flynn medicine monopoly and the NHS: A corporate exploitation of public resources in the United Kingdom

Cleander-Yu-2022-Big-Pharma-and-NHS-1Download the article in PDF format *** On July 21, 2022, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) fined pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Inc. and Flynn Pharma Limited £63 million and £6 million respectively. The fines levied against these companies are the result of them abusing their market position as a means to overcharge the … Continue reading Pfizer/Flynn medicine monopoly and the NHS: A corporate exploitation of public resources in the United Kingdom

Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)

On the 23rd of November 2020, Josh Bornstein (Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers) gave his presentation during the seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in … Continue reading Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)

The Competition and Markets Authority’s compensation campaign: Is the UK on the way to adopting an award system for corporate crime reporting?

This article has been inspired by the discussion that took place during the international conference "Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice" that was held in London on the 10th of May 2019. The awarding of whistleblowers is a subject that has always presented two polarising views. On one hand, the view is that whistleblowers should be compensated … Continue reading The Competition and Markets Authority’s compensation campaign: Is the UK on the way to adopting an award system for corporate crime reporting?

Guest Post: The UK’s voluntary Living Wage and its contribution to building a better economy and ethical business

Dr Andrea Werner, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Management Leadership & Organisations of the Middlesex University Business School, contributes to today’s guest post: In 2017, nearly 5 million people in the UK earned less than two-thirds than the poverty threshold of two-thirds of median hourly wage, an indication that despite low unemployment figures a significant proportion of the UK … Continue reading Guest Post: The UK’s voluntary Living Wage and its contribution to building a better economy and ethical business