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Lexology PRO | Global, United Kingdom | 10 Jan 2022

In-house counsel: Signs your board needs educating on directors’ duties

Bhavisha Mistry has just moved to a new role as legal director at The Fragrance Shop. She shares her top tips for ensuring the board of directors are fully aware of their directors duties, including real-world based training and providing templates for minute-taking.Interview conducted by Samantha Gilbert, Senior Content Editor for Lexology PRO. 
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Clasis Law | India | 14 Dec 2021

Are courts empowered to decide validity of resolutions proposed to be passed at requisitioned general meetings?

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd approached the Bombay High Court to seek an injunction against the minority shareholders enacting the requisition notice issued by Invesco to remove Zee's managing director and appoint an additional six independent directors to the board. The Court held that if the resolutions proposed by shareholders cannot even be countenanced in law and would put the......
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PLMJ | Portugal | 9 Nov 2021

Corporate litigation in Portugal – business judgment rule and challenges against board of directors' resolutions

The Companies Code allows shareholders to bring an out-of-court challenge against the board of directors' resolutions to the board of directors itself and to the shareholders' general meeting. However, it does not clarify whether shareholders are also entitled to challenge such resolutions in court. The Supreme Court has previously concluded that it is possible to challenge a board of......
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Johnson Winter & Slattery | Australia | 6 Oct 2021

Package reforms to overhaul gas pipeline regulation

A package of proposed reforms to the legislation regulating access to natural gas pipelines has been released for stakeholder feedback. The reforms…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Sep 2021

Corporate Governance: EP3 - Reporting on stakeholders, decisions and section 172 statements

In this corporate governance podcast, we discuss the FRC Financial Reporting Lab’s recent report on stakeholders, decisions and Section 172 statements…
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 9 Sep 2021

How to assess materiality for ESG disclosures

Top tips for companies on defining what to disclose to investors, amid expanding concepts of materiality and accountability.
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Lexology PRO | European Union, Global, Netherlands, etc. | 3 Sep 2021

60-second read: How ESG is impacting “materiality” and corporate disclosures

ESG disclosures are pushing the focus from shareholders onto stakeholders and introducing a broader concept of materiality, according to Tarik Gause, director of business and legal affairs at Roku Inc.
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Lexology PRO | European Union, Global, Netherlands, etc. | 3 Sep 2021

In-house interview: Tips on judging materiality in corporate disclosures

Tarik Gause, director of business and legal affairs at Roku Inc, helps define what constitutes a “material” issue for corporate disclosures, and discusses the impact of ESG on this process.
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White & Case LLP | USA | 1 Sep 2021

US trade: The rise of benefit corporations and stakeholder- capitalism businesses

Increasingly, companies worldwide are expanding the focus of their business models beyond maximizing shareholder profits to include other stakeholder…
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White & Case LLP | USA | 1 Sep 2021

Q&A: A global movement to use business as a "force for good"

Holly Ensign-Barstow, the Director of Stakeholder Governance and Policy for B Lab, a nonprofit that certifies companies as B Corporations, describes…
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