UK Corporate Update - January 2018

The following topics are covered in this issue. Download the entire issue as a PDF

Welcome to the January 2018 issue of UK Corporate Update. This update will be of most use to General Counsel, Company Secretaries and other executives involved in corporate governance, company law and other aspects of listed and unlisted company management.

Are companies using buybacks to inflate executive pay? Government launches research
The Government has appointed PwC to conduct research into how companies use share buybacks and whether action is needed to prevent them from being misused.

Recent cases corporate lawyers should know about
We have picked some key recent decisions of the English courts and explain why in-house corporate counsel and those dealing with contract and corporate law should know about them.

At a glance: governance and risk developments Dec 2017 & Jan 2018
Our latest one-page guide gives an update on the progress of corporate governance reforms, company reporting recommendations, investor engagement initiatives, electronic meetings and anti-bribery and business crime.

Takeover Panel to regulate certain asset transactions

The Takeover Code is now regulating certain asset disposals made by a target in competition with an offer or potential offer.

New R&D, skillsforce and HQ intent statements for Takeover Code
The post-offer intention statement and post-offer undertaking regime in the Takeover Code was amended on 8 January 2018.

AGM Alert
Our AGM Alert 2018 guide aims to help company secretaries and general counsel of UK premium-listed companies prepare for this year’s AGM and reporting season.