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Bad AGMs (and how to avoid them) - January 2018
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2018

The event was based around an entertaining mock AGM role play and covered, amongst other topics, the responsibilities of the Chairman, managing a data

Recent amendments to the Slovak Commercial Code
  • Kinstellar
  • Slovakia
  • February 5 2018

The Slovak Commercial Code has recently been amended, with the new measures put into effect gradually in November 2017 and January 2018. The aim of

AGM Report Card from ASIC: “Significantly less tumultuous”
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • February 1 2018

Each year, ASIC monitors the AGMs of the ASX 200 companies in order to detect key emerging trends and corporate governance issues, and to monitor

Are all general meetings virtually the same?
  • Birketts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2018

There has been a recent debate as to whether it is possible to have an entirely 'virtual' general meeting of shareholders, i.e. a meeting with no

Removal of a director by shareholders - to give reasons or not to give reasons?
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • January 18 2018

The Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (Companies Act) regulates the removal of directors. In terms of the Companies Act, a director may be removed either

What constitutes membership or shareholding of a company in Uganda?
  • ENSafrica
  • Uganda
  • December 12 2017

When is one a shareholder or member of a company? This issue was recently considered by the Supreme Court of Uganda in Matthew Rukikaire v Incafex

New Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Many Large Companies
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • December 6 2017

Recently introduced Non-Financial Disclosure Regulation1 (the “Regulations”) require certain large companies to publish non-financial and diversity

Governance & Compliance update - Issue 124: Narrative Reporting AGM trends Voting Guidelines and more....
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2017

The Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) Financial Reporting Lab has published a report examining the key attributes, value and use of principal risk

Shareholder Proposals: New SEC Staff Guidance Involves Boards
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2017

On November 1, 2017, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I ("SLB 14I"), which layers on additional

Nonvoting Common Stock: A Legal Overview
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2017

Dual-class stock structures have recently been the subject of significant commentary.1 Much criticism has been levied at companies with