UK Corporate Update - February 2017

The following topics are covered in this issue. Click on the link in the right hand column to read the full article or download the entire issue as a PDF.  

FRC calls for greater enforcement powers over directors and announces review of UK Corporate Governance Code

The Financial Reporting Council has announced plans for a “fundamental review” of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Corporate Governance Matrix 2017 published

Brexit, Theresa May's push for an economy that works for everyone and the unpredictable administration of Donald Trump make keeping track of regulatory developments concerning corporate governance more challenging than ever. Our updated Matrix provides an index of corporate governance developments affecting listed companies.

AGM Alert 2017 published

We have published our AGM Alert 2017 guide for company secretaries and general counsel of UK premium-listed companies. This covers legal and regulatory changes, market practice and recent guidance on topical issues, including the government's Green Paper proposals for corporate governance reform.

ESMA publishes Q&A to clarify application of its guidelines on alternative performance measures

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published some new Q&A to assist with the interpretation of its Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures.

FCA confirms that list of reasons to delay disclosure is not exhaustive

The Financial Conduct Authority has now adopted in full the European Securities and Markets Authority's guidelines issued under the Market Abuse Regulation and made changes to its Disclosure Guidance in DTR 2 to bring it in line with ESMA's guidelines.

FCA launches Listing Regime review

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a review of the UK listing regime. It has published a discussion paper on the effectiveness of the listing regime and a consultation paper on some more detailed changes to the Listing Rules regarding eligibility for premium listing and the application of the class tests.

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