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August 24, 2010

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, controlled by the Pritzker family, has hit the headlines again for its corporate governance practices after it was revealed that Penny Pritzker was no longer considered an independent director of the group.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, controlled by the Pritzker family, has hit the headlines again for its corporate governance practices after it was revealed that Penny Pritzker was no longer considered an independent director of the group.
 
A report in the Wall Street Journal revealed the move and it comes after the Chicago-based hotel group has come under pressure to tighten its corporate governance.
 

March 26, 2010

Independent News and Media, the family-controlled publishing company, has finalised the sale of its two flagship titles, the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, to Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev.

Independent News and Media, the family-controlled publishing company, has finalised the sale of its two flagship titles, the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, to Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev. 

February 26, 2010

Independent News and Media, the family-controlled publishing company, looks close to a deal to sell its two London-based titles the Independent and Independent on Sunday to Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev.

Independent News and Media, the family-controlled publishing company, looks close to a deal to sell its two London-based titles the Independent and Independent on Sunday to Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev.
 
In the clearest sign yet that a deal is imminent, the UK's Office of Fair Trading posted an invitation yesterday asking for comment on the "anticipated acquisition of the Independent and Independent on Sunday by Lebedev Holdings Limited."
 

July 1, 2005

Families are melting pots for conflict. Add business to the equation and you have a fight on your hands. Bengt Hallqvist urges independent board members to take on the challenge of governance rainmaker, as he reveals his own worst-practice experiences

Bengt Hallqvist serves as an independent board member of five family companies in Brazil and Sweden, also chairing one remuneration and four audit committees. He is founder of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance

Families are melting pots for conflict. Add business to the equation and you have a fight on your hands. Bengt Hallqvist urges independent board members to take on the challenge of governance rainmaker, as he reveals his own worst-practice experiences

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