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Regulation and Compliance Top Execs' List of Risks

Sanction and export controls, tax and intellectual property are also of concern, survey shows.

What risks are most worrisome for company executives and how can legal departments, chief risk officers and others in a company best mitigate any potential harm?

These questions were asked and answered in Ropes & Gray’s “Risky Business: Mitigating Exposure Through Comprehensive Risk Management” study, released Monday. The study, which Ropes & Gray conducted with research service FT Remark, asked 300 senior executives across a number of industries to identify their top risks and reveal their readiness to handle legal and regulatory challenges.

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