Sarbanes-Oxley concerns dominate US corporate governance issues

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed by the US Congress last year to deter corporate fraud in financial reporting with the threat of stiffer penalties, now dominates discussion of corporate governance in the US.And the legislation could prove especially worrisome for oil and gas companies.The act requires principal executive and financial officers to certify corporate financial and other information in quarterly and annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. It also dictates how a company's management should assess internal controls and auditing standards.Sarbanes-Oxley is deemed the legislative equivalent of "looking for [business] 'weapons of mass destruction,'" sai...

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