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Women on boards Davies review Annual Report 2014

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2014

In March 2014, the third Annual Report on women on boards measuring progress made following Lord Davies' Report in 2011 was published. The key

Dysfunctional boards: shareholder activism

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 14 2014

As the green shoots of the Northern Irish economy continue to grow and are reinforced by positive economic data, shareholders are subjecting

Mandatory "say on pay" measures introduced in the UK

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • May 14 2013

In the UK, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (the Act) has been passed into law, introducing a number of changes to the disclosure and

Corporate manslaughter - update

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • December 18 2012

Another UK company has been charged with Corporate Manslaughter. A Norfolk garden nursery, PS & JE Ward, has been charged in relation to the death of an

Recent developments in corporate governance

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • July 24 2012

We have set out here a round-up of some of the recent developments in corporate governance over the last month

Third UK company convicted of corporate manslaughter

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • July 24 2012

A third UK company, Lion Steel Ltd, has been convicted of corporate manslaughter under the UK Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, for the death of an employee who fell more than 40ft from the factory’s roof, onto which he had gone to repair a leak

New UK consultation on shareholder voting rights on executive pay

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 20 2012

On 14 March, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, announced a consultation on enhanced shareholder voting rights on executive pay in UK quoted companies

What does "consent not to be unreasonably withheld" mean in a commercial agreement?

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • February 7 2012

The UK High Court in Porton Capital Technology Funds v 3M UK Holdings Ltd & 3M Company 2011 EWHC 2895 (Comm) recently considered the meaning of the phrase "which shall not be unreasonably withheld" in the context of a requirement to obtain a party's consent in a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA

The UK's Financial Reporting Council opens consultation on gender diversity on boards

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • May 24 2011

The Financial Reporting Council in the UK (the FRC) has opened a consultation on whether the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code) should be amended to include a requirement on listed companies to publish their policy on the issue of gender diversity on boards and to report on the progress made in achieving the objectives set out in this policy on an annual basis

Director liability for environmental clean up

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2011

On 3 March 2011, Mr Justice Edwards in the High Court held that the courts do not have jurisdiction to pierce the corporate veil and impose so called "fall back" liability on directors personally for environmental cleanup