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A boutique firm with unparalleled expertise in business and technology. We have good command of industrial ecology and legal practice, and have undertaken highly regarded cases. Because the small business scope, we pay more emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency, and choose clients with deliberation. The managing partner not only has extensive experiences in various legal issues more over than 20 years, but invests and manages several technology companies. In addition, he always checks each case rigorously. Clients’ business objectives are our primary focus. To achieve the same in the most cost-effective fashion trumps all seemingly sophisticated legal discussions.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Sarbanes-Oxley Act

2011 - 09 - 16

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are U.S regulations related to internal controls. Sarbanes-Oxley Act is another commonly heard law.
在美國與內部控制比較相關的法規一個是於1991年生效的聯邦裁法綱領(Federal Sentencing Guidelines)1,另一個則是大家可能比較常聽到的,於2002年所制定之沙賓法案(Sarbanes-Oxley Act)。前者是提供法官一個科刑的客觀標準,同時提供企業遵循法令之誘因;後者則是提出許多與公司治理方面相關的改革制度,其中當然有與內部控制制度息息相關之制度,以下將簡單介紹此兩種法規。

參考資料:
1. 聯邦裁罰綱領(Federal Sentencing Guidelines)是由美國裁罰委員會於1987年5月提出之法案,並於同年11月經過國會同意後成為正式之法律。其目的是希望能夠提供法官一個科刑之客觀標準,根據個人犯罪行為之嚴重性及犯罪歷史而決定其裁罰範圍,才不會發生兩個人違反同樣的法律,由不同的法官來審理,一個法官給予行為人緩刑,另一個法官卻科最高刑度之情形。其後於1991年5月,裁罰委員會另外提出針對組織犯罪行為之裁罰綱領(Organizational Guidelines),經國會同意後成為聯邦裁罰綱領的第8章。本書所討論之範圍即是第8章關於組織犯罪之部分。

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