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Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 25 2007

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 ('the Act') was given Royal Assent in July this year, 10 years after the Law Commission first recommended that legislation was required in this area

Combined Code FRC publishes consultation paper

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 29 2010

In December 2009, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published the final report on its review of the effectiveness of the Combined Code on Corporate Governance and announced a consultation on a revised Code

FRC issues revised Combined Code

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 30 2008

In the January edition of our E-Bulletin we reported that the Financial Reporting Council had issued a consultation paper in relation to amendments which it proposed to make to the Combined Code on Corporate Governance

FRC publishes analysis of implementation of UK Corporate Governance Code and Stewardship Code

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 1 2012

On 14 December 2011, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published a report on the impact and implementation of the UK Corporate Governance Code for listed companies and the Stewardship Code for institutional investors

UKLA update electronic communication

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 30 2008

In an update sent to LIST! subscribers on 30 May 2008, the FSA has clarified its position in relation to letters from listed companies to shareholders relating to the introduction of electronic communication

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 12 2007

This Act will come into force across the UK on 6 April 2008

FSA letter to ISC chairman on shareholder engagement and the regulatory regime

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 7 2009

The FSA has published a letter to the chairman of the Institutional Shareholders' Committee which clarifies its position on shareholder engagement and the regulatory regime

Listed companies BERR guidance on calling general meetings on 14 days' notice after 3 August 2009

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 29 2009

In December 2008, the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) published guidance for main market listed companies wishing to retain the ability to call general meetings on 14 days' notice following the implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive

Companies Act 2006 - implementation timetable

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 19 2007

The table below is intended to provide guidance on the commencement timetable for the Companies Act 2006

Consultant was in breach of confidentiality obligations

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 11 2009

The High Court has held that a consultant was in breach of obligations of confidentiality to a former client, when he misused confidential information to develop a competing product for another party (Vestergaard Frandsen AS and others v Bestnet Europe Limited and others