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A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Indonesia, Myanmar, United Kingdom
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  • March 7 2013

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and institutional bodies have published the following guidance in relation to corporate governance and

General counsel update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 17 2011

This is the twenty-fifth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

SEC

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 21 2011

According to various Wall Street news sources the SEC is exploring the relationship between Sovereign Wealth Funds and American financial funds and in particular the SEC is wanting to know if private equity companies, banks and other financial corporates are violating bribery laws in their efforts to win contracts with government investment funds

Preview of 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 12 2012

2012 will herald some significant changes to the legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to the Prospectus Directive, board diversity and corporate governance and reporting; in dispute resolution in relation to the Government's reforms to the civil litigation costs and funding regime; and in energy, real estate and construction areas where there are major changes to the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme, changes to the energy performance certificates regime; and also the establishment of the Green Investment Bank

Acting in concert and deemed voting power: new FSA guidance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 3 2010

On 6 April 2010, the FSA published Draft Guidance setting out its views on when persons might be "acting in concert" or hold deemed voting power for the purposes of its controller regime (the "Draft Guidance"

Consumer goods: update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, European Union, Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2012

The Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China’s (“MOFCOM”) prohibition of CocaCola’s proposed acquisition of Huiyuan in 2009 generated significant controversy and prompted a fear that the Anti-Monopoly Law could be used to prevent foreign-multinational companies from acquiring well-known Chinese brands and businesses

Walker Review on corporate governance in financial institutions final recommendations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 2 2010

In November 2009, Sir David Walker published his Final Recommendations on corporate governance in UK banks and other financial institutions (BOFIs

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update September 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 19 2013

The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and changes to the Companies Act 2006 made by the

Corporate governance a fundamental aspect of the FSA’s intensive supervisory agenda?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 18 2010

During the last three years, the way in which the Financial Services Authority regulates has changed radically both in terms of approach and intensity

General Counsel Update - November 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, Indonesia, United Kingdom
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  • November 29 2013

A round up of key legal and regulatory developments