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Focus on ESG Disclosures Ramping Up - Examples From the US

USA - May 24 2022 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced in March 2021 the formation of a Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of…

Diversity & Inclusion Reporting for Listed Companies

United Kingdom - May 12 2022 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published amendments to the Listing Rules and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules which implement…

In Clear Sight: Nowhere to Hide?

United Kingdom - March 14 2022 The Government has published the Corporate Transparency and Register Reform White Paper which will significantly transform the corporate landscape and…

Climate Related Disclosures

United Kingdom - November 17 2021 The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its Primary Market Bulletin 36 yesterday. It introduces specific Task Force on Climate-related…

London Readies for SPACs

United Kingdom - August 5 2021 The Financial Conduct Authority has published its final changes to the Listing Rules in order to encourage SPACs (special purpose acquisition…

Financial Services Act 2021: Changes Ahead

European Union, United Kingdom - May 12 2021 The Financial Services Act 2021 has been published, making it the first financial services primary legislation passed by the UK Parliament since the…

Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance: Consultation

United Kingdom - March 23 2021 Directors’ reporting and the statutory audit have taken a battering in light of recent corporate catastrophes such as Thomas Cook Group plc, Carillion…

The Investment Association - Shareholder Priorities for 2021

United Kingdom, USA - January 21 2021 On 18 January 2021, the Investment Association (“IA”) published its shareholder priorities for listed companies in 2021. The publication…

Limit on Corporate Directors: Consultation Opens

European Union, United Kingdom - December 11 2020 The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has opened a consultation on the Government’s proposed approach to restricting the use of…

The Investment Association Publishes Views on 2021 Executive Remuneration

United Kingdom - November 24 2020 On 16 November 2020, the Investment Association (“IA”) published amendments to its principles of remuneration for 2021 and updated its guidance on…