12th May - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY:  Boards fear reputational risk and threat of corporate fines, research finds. Business spending on regulatory compliance will continue to rise due to concerns about reputational risk and increasing corporate fines, new research has found. A survey of UK businesses commissioned by Pinsent Masons show that almost three-quarters of the compliance professionals surveyed expect their regulatory spend to increase over the next five years. t. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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Today's video story: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has taken her battle to survive impeachment to the Supreme Court in a last-ditch attempt to stay in office, a day before the Senate is expected to vote to try her for breaking budget laws.Brazil's Attorney General Eduardo Cardozo, the government's top lawyer, asked the Supreme Court to annul impeachment proceedings on Tuesday, his office said.As the prospect grew of Rousseff's removal and a potential end to 13 years of rule by her leftist Workers Party, anti-impeachment protesters blocked roads and burned tyres in the capital Sao Paulo and other cities early on Tuesday.