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A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update September 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • 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


General Counsel Update - November 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Indonesia, United Kingdom
  • November 29 2013

A round up of key legal and regulatory developments


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On 6 April 2010, the FSA published Draft Guidance setting out its views on when persons might be "acting in concert" or hold deemed voting power for the purposes of its controller regime (the "Draft Guidance"


SEC
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


General counsel update - 27 September 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Indonesia, Myanmar, Spain, United Kingdom
  • September 27 2012

This is the 31st in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


Review of 2009 and preview of 2010
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

The transition from 2009 to 2010 sees some significant legislative chapters closing, notably the Companies Act 2006, Rome I and II, the Banking Act 2009 and the Lisbon Treaty


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


Corporate governance: a change in landscape on the horizon for financial institutions and listed companies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2009

The recommendations in the Walker Review on corporate governance in UK financial institutions aim to bring about significant cultural and organisational changes in corporate governance


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


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