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Peter Snowdon

Peter Snowdon is a legal and corporate governance expert, with a particular interest in issues affecting financial services firms, banks and investment firms. A former partner at Norton Rose, he also worked for the Financial Services Authority (FSA) prior to joining Bvalco.

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Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance. We consider the latest government white paper and raise some key questions.

By | 25/05/2021 in Blog posts

Peter Snowdon considers the Government proposal to require directors to attest to the effectiveness of their company’s internal controls.

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‘They think it’s all over – it is (for) now

By | 28/04/2021 in Blog posts

The spectacular own goal of the European Super League (ESL) may be a symptom of governance failures at the companies that control the clubs. Powerful owners were in the spotlight but where were the Directors and what governance considerations were undertaken before decisions were made? Peter Snowdon explores.

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Digital transformation – the challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for boards

By | 08/04/2021 in Blog posts

Overseeing a company’s digital strategy is set to become increasingly challenging as artificial intelligence explodes on to the corporate scene. Ethical and moral issues, coupled with legal and regulatory complexity, mean boards will have their work cut out to navigate the AI minefield.

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Note on collective and individual accountability

By | 05/02/2021 in Blog posts

Peter Snowdon explores matters of individual and collective accountability in the boardroom, by way of a look at the PRA’s December 2020 Evaluation Report of the Senior Manager & Certification Regime (SM&CR).

Why subsidiaries need to embrace independence

By | 03/06/2019 in Blog posts

Even if a wholly owned subsidiary only differs from its parent company on occasion, it matters than it can think and act in its own interests.

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