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To all those reading this I am David Gibbs; I am a Lecturer in Company and Commercial Law at the University of Hertfordshire.

I created this blog as a general out-let of ideas for my research, as well as keeping those interested up-to-date on my research and general interests.

I completed my PhD thesis at the University of East Anglia in 2014. The thesis was recommended for the award of PhD with no corrections. My external examiner was Prof. Simon Deakin (Cambridge) and internal examiner was Prof. Morten Hviid.
My PhD research centred on directors' duties and company law. The thesis was titled 'Non-Executive Self-Interest: Fiduciary Duties and Corporate Governance'. It was a doctrinal and empirical study on whether self-interest was suitably controlled amongst non-executive directors.

My supervisors were Prof. Mathias Siems, Prof. Duncan Sheehan, Dr. Sara Connolly and Dr. Rob Heywood

All opinions of any existing or future blogpost are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of any of my associated institutions.
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

FSA's loss, CEO's gain

A quick blog post to note the recent decision by the Upper Tribunal to unanimously clear John Pottage CEO at UBS Wealth Management (UK).

The decision can be found here. A review from Travers Smith LLP can be found here.

Despite the fact the FSA's fine of £100,000 was unanimously over turned the opinion of Travers Smith is that it was very much based on the facts. However, this result may still undermine the FSA's credible deterrence strategy and motivate other members of senior management to challenge decisions of the FSA. Firms may also back their management more often.

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