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Corporations, Crime, and Governance - Case Study 1 - Food safety scandal in Europe - Dr. Motarjemi



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This international roundtable was an afternoon of discussion focused on corporate governance failures and corporate irresponsible practices. It was organized by the Corporate Crime Observatory and the Manchester Metropolitan University and included in the teaching activities of Master of Laws (LLM) in Corporate Governance at Manchester Law School.

The event, which was organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, was hybrid in nature (online and in person) and was held on the 17th of November 2022.
The Opening Session was led by the organized and founder of the Corporate Crime Observatory (CCO) and included the following parts:
• Welcome: Prof. Mark James, Professor of Sports Law and Director of Research, Manchester Law School
• Introduction: Dr. Costantino Grasso, Associate Professor of Business and Law, Manchester Law School
• Corporate Crime Observatory: Dr. Donato Vozza, Lecturer in Law, University of Roehampton London
• Violation Tracker: Philip Mattera, Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First
The program covered the following case studies aimed at exploring instances of corporate wrongdoings and collapses so to enhance the understanding of what can go wrong in the corporate world:

1. The story of a food safety scandal in a European multinational food company (Dr. Yasmine Motarjemi, formerly at Nestlè)
2. Performance-based remunerations as a corporate governance problem: The case of Thomas Cook (Dr. John Ho, University of Warwick)
3. General Electric, the Enron train wreck in slow-motion (Charlie Middleton, formerly at General Electric)
4. Shell companies, mining concessions, and corruption: the case of ENRC in DR #Congo (Victoria Gronwald, London School of Economics)
5. Wirecard: Short-selling as a tool for ethical markets (Dr. Dawn M. Carpenter, Georgetown University)
6. The Missing "G" in the ESG equation in the Oil and Gas Industry: The Case of Shell in #Nigeria (Dr. Flavio Inocencio, NOVA University Lisbon)
7. Reason shopping and the undermining of whistleblower protection (Stephen Holden, Manchester Law School)
8. The "Cirio collapse”: Limits and contradictions of corporate controls in Italy (Giovanni Sodano, University Luigi Vanvitelli)
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