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Remuneration policies: the FSA's draft Code of practice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2009

On 26 February, the FSA published a Code of practice on remuneration policies in draft form, in conjunction with the government's announcement about the Asset Protection Scheme


Effective corporate governance: significant influence controlled functions and the Walker Review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2010

The FSA has published a consultation paper (CP103) entitled "Effective corporate governance (significant influence controlled functions and the Walker review)" which discusses the following


Acting in concert and deemed voting power: new FSA guidance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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On 6 April 2010, the FSA published Draft Guidance setting out its views on when persons might be "acting in concert" or hold deemed voting power for the purposes of its controller regime (the "Draft Guidance"


Walker Review on corporate governance in financial institutions final recommendations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2010

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


Effective corporate governance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2010

The FSA published CP103 entitled "Effective corporate governance (significant influence controlled functions and the Walker review)" in January 2010


Corporate governance a fundamental aspect of the FSA’s intensive supervisory agenda?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


FSA’s corporate governance framework and intensive supervisory approach
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2010

Corporate governance is currently high on the FSA's radar and it is clear that issues relating to corporate governance are a key component of the FSA's new intensive supervisory approach


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

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


Preview of 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


Consumer goods: update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • 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