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Capital markets practice: news round-up
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 18 2012

Welcome to the latest in our series of regular alerts containing a round-up of news from our capital markets practice


Corporate governance: equity capital markets: the government responds to the Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2012

On 22 November 2012, the Government issued its response to the findings of the Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making (‘the Kay Review’


Corporate governance: executive remuneration: the ABI publishes revised Principles of Remuneration
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2012

On 26 November 2012, the Association of British Insurers (‘ABI’) published a revised version of its Principles of Remuneration aimed at the remuneration committees of listed companies


Corporate reporting: narrative reporting: the government consults on proposals to focus reporting on transparency: new disclosure requirements for quoted companies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2012

The Government has published for consultation draft legislation to amend the Companies Act 2006 with the aim of making corporate reporting more transparent


Corporate reporting: the FRC has launched a discussion paper on ‘Thinking about disclosures in a broader context’
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

On 15 October 2012, the Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) published a discussion paper, ‘Thinking about disclosures in a broader context’, with the aim of improving the quality of financial reporting disclosures


Corporate governance: ICSA publishes a consultation paper on ‘Improving engagement practices by companies and institutional investors’ with a view to publishing guidance in this area
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (‘ICSA’) has, in conjunction with the Investor Stewardship Working Party, published a consultation paper seeking comments on ways to improve engagement between companies and institutional investors, with the aim of developing a good practice guide to this end


Corporate reporting: the Financial Reporting Review Panel publishes its annual report for 2012
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

On 26 September 2012, the Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) published the Financial Reporting Review Panel’s annual report for 2012


London Stock Exchange: the government publishes proposals to open London’s equity markets to high growth companies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

On 20 September 2012, the Government announced that is has, together with the London Stock Exchange, developed a set of proposals to attract entrepreneurs and high-growth companies to the London equity markets, including a new route to the UK market for high-growth companies


Corporate governance: auditing standards: the FRC publishes revised standards to improve auditor communication and extend auditor reporting
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

Following its recent consultation, the Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) has published (on 28 September 2012) revised International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland), effective for audits of financial statements for periods beginning on or after 1 October 2012


Corporate governance: the FRC publishes up-dates to the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Stewardship Code and its Guidance on Audit Committees
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

On 28 September 2012, the Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) announced limited changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code and the Stewardship Code