Preparing your annual report and AGM notice in 2022

A key focus for many UK listed companies at this time of year is finalising their annual report and preparing for their annual general meeting. This snapshot considers developments and issues arising in practice over the last 12 months which impact on the 2021 annual report and the AGM in 2022. The key new reporting … Read more

Half-yearly corporate update – our latest briefing

We have published our half-yearly update briefing which summarises the major developments in UK corporate law and regulation that have occurred over the last six months, that is from July to December 2021, and which are of relevance to UK listed companies. The briefing is available here. Read more

Supreme Court rejects claim against Google for unlawful processing of data

The Supreme Court has held that a claim for compensation under the Data Protection Act 1998 cannot proceed on an “opt-out basis” in the high profile Lloyd v Google LLC case. In doing so, it overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision, which would have opened the floodgates for class actions relating to loss of control … Read more

Climate change – our COP26 hub as UN conference approaches

Nearly 200 nations will descend on Glasgow from 1 November 2021 for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), the UN-backed forum for tackling climate change. The annual summit will be a defining moment in the battle to mobilise states and policymakers. With evidence growing that current state commitments fall far short of the core … Read more

Pensions – new offences and sanctions for companies with defined benefit schemes

The Pension Schemes Act 2021, which comes into force on 1 October 2021, will introduce new criminal offences and financial penalties, and two new contribution notice triggers, where a company or group has a defined benefit occupational pension scheme (DB scheme). The government is also consulting on extending the pensions notification requirements. Criminal offences and sanctions The new … Read more

Half yearly corporate update – our latest briefing

We have published our half-yearly update briefing which summarises the major developments in UK corporate law and regulation that have occurred over the last six months, that is from January to June 2021, and which are of relevance to UK listed companies. The briefing is available here. Read more

GDPR – EU adequacy decision for the UK

The European Commission has adopted two adequacy decisions confirming the UK as an adequate jurisdiction for GDPR and Law Enforcement Directive purposes, which will allow the uninterrupted free flow of personal data from the European Union to the UK. The issue of international data transfers has long been the main area of concern from a … Read more

Covid-19 – further extension of temporary relief measures

The Government has further extended some of the temporary measures put in place to protect companies against the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures have already been extended on a number of occasions. Restrictions on the issue of winding up petitions New regulations have extended the duration of the temporary restrictions on the issue … Read more