Carlos Juarez is a Summer Associate at Mayer Brown LLP and current J.D. candidate at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

Nasdaq’s 2024 Governance Pulse Survey is now live. The Survey gathers insights from board members, CEOs, general counsel, corporate secretaries, and other key leaders on governance practices and board priorities. The data and findings will be published in Nasdaq’s Global Governance Pulse Report this fall and featured and discussed at Nasdaq’s Global Governance Pulse Forum

A REVIEW OF COMPENSATION SURVEYS: PART III

Director compensation varies considerably around the world, reflecting different director duties, legal and regulatory frameworks, and market expectations.

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The United States and Canada, for example, have the highest median total non-executive director compensation, both close to US$200,000, including cash, equity, and other benefits. In both countries, directors

A REVIEW OF EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION SURVEYS: PART II

Private companies face unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to designing and implementing executive compensation plans. Unlike public companies, which are subject to extensive disclosure and regulatory requirements, private companies have more flexibility and discretion in determining how to reward and retain their key talent.  Private

A REVIEW OF COMPENSATION SURVEYS: PART I

Historically, public company directors served without pay and with light workloads. Even after 1969, when Delaware law first authorized directors to set their own compensation, pay remained nominal. Directors generally kept a low profile, with a mandate often limited to advising or cheering on the chief executive. 

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