Recent additions to Corporate Notes

    Recent additions to our Corporate Notes blog include a summary of the updated guidance on the register of overseas entities and the end of the transition period, an overview of the FCA’s consultation on streamlining the rules for structured electronic reporting and a look at our 2023 global M&A report. We have also published an … 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 2022, and which are of relevance to UK listed companies. The briefing is available here. Read more

    Preparing your annual report and AGM notice in 2023

    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 2022 annual report and the AGM in 2023. The most significant development for companies … Read more

    Our 2023 global M&A report

    We have published our latest annual global M&A report titled ‘M&A in 2023: Headwinds, tailwinds and fog’. 2022 was a ‘tale of two halves’ for M&A activity. While global M&A saw record levels of dealmaking in the first half of the year, the second half experienced a considerable slowdown as the market was impacted by the … Read more

    FCA consultation on streamlining the rules for structured electronic reporting

    The FCA has published a consultation paper (CP23/2) on streamlining the rules relating to structured electronic reporting. Under DTR 4.1.14, listed companies are required to publish their annual report in the single electronic format specified in the UK Transparency Directive European Single Electronic Format Regulation (the ESEF Regulation), the UK version of EU Regulation 2019/815 on the … Read more

    Register of overseas entities – updated guidance and transition period coming to an end

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published updated guidance for the registration and verification of information on the register of overseas entities under the Economic Crime Act 2022 (ECA). The new register of overseas entities owning UK property, introduced by the ECA and operated by Companies House, came into effect on 1 August 2022. The ECA … Read more

    Recent additions to Corporate Notes

    Recent additions to our Corporate Notes blog include a look at the updated voting proxy guidelines, an overview of Primary Market Bulletin 42 and Market Watch 71 and a summary of an enforcement action against a company fined for breaching the Listing Rules. Other additions include an overview of the FRC guidance on annual reports … Read more

    Illustrative framework for the new UK prospectus regime published

    HM Treasury has published a policy statement setting out its approach to the repeal of financial services retained EU law. As part of this, it has also published an illustrative statutory instrument on public offers and admissions to trading (SI) which demonstrates how it will make its proposed changes to the prospectus and public offers regime. The policy statement … Read more