Corporate governance, law and regulations 

This section includes a broad overview and weblinks of relevant regulations of the Netherlands, the EU, the U.S. and some other relevant websites.
Audit Committee Institute
The Netherlands


The Corporate Governance Committee (Tabaksblat Committee) published the Dutch Corporate Governance Code on the 9th of December 2003. This document includes the Code itself, as well as a preamble and explanation of and notes to certain terms used in the code. On the 30th of December 2004, the legislator designated the Dutch Corporate Governance Code as a code of conduct to which listed companies should refer in their annual report, in which they should indicate to what extent they have complied with the principles and best practice provisions ("the apply or explain principle"). The Dutch corporate governance committee has a web site that also includes English web pages.

United States

For the most recent developments in US Governance Regulations & the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, please see the ACI website in the U.S. This section includes information on governance regulations proposed or issued by the U.S. Stock Exchanges, the SEC and other regulatory bodies.

United Kingdom

For corporate governance developments and other Audit committee, governance, technical and regulatory issues we refer to the ACI website in the UK.

European Union

For general information on developments in the field of the European Commission, please see the website.


European Corporate Governance Institute (ecgi) website.
European Confederation of Directors' Associations (ecoDa) website.