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General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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