Recent additions to Corporate Notes

Recent additions to our Corporate Notes blog include a summary of the Financial Stability Board’s latest report and guidance on climate-related financial disclosures, the FRC Lab’s report on the implementation of ESEF, the UK Secondary Capital Raising Review, and the Takeover Panel’s new Panel Bulletins. Read more

Public M&A – new Takeover Panel Bulletins

The Takeover Panel has published two “Panel Bulletins” – a new form of guidance which the Panel will use to remind people how specific provisions of the Code operate. They do not entail any changes to the interpretation or application of the Code. The first two Panel bulletins are on: Requirements in relation to meetings … Read more

Capital markets – Treasury review of secondary capital raisings in the UK

HM Treasury has launched a UK Secondary Capital Raising Review to look into improving the capital raising process for publicly traded companies in the UK. Lord Hill’s UK Listing Review made a series of recommendations to the Government to increase the attractiveness of the UK as a destination for IPOs and optimise the capital raising process for companies on … Read more

Corporate reporting – FRC report on implementation of ESEF

The Financial Reporting Lab of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a study on structured electronic reporting after reviewing reports that have already been filed by fifty listed companies across the UK and Europe. The study found that the majority of reports fell below the required standards and it sets out tips for companies when implementing … Read more

Corporate reporting – report and further guidance on climate-related financial disclosures

The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force has published its 2021 status report on climate-related financial disclosures, as well as additional guidance on metrics, targets and climate transition plans. The Task Force published its Recommendations on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (the TCFD Recommendations) in June 2017 to help companies produce disclosures that show how they measure and respond to climate change … Read more

Recent additions to Corporate Notes

Recent additions to our Corporate Notes blog include the introduction of our COP26 hub, a look at the rectification of the post-Brexit omission from the Financial Promotion Order and the FRC report on the use of APMs, as well as the newest episode in our public M&A podcast series. COP26 – Our new hub. Financial … Read more

Public M&A – our podcast on an active summer of public M&A

In the latest episode in our public M&A podcast series, we look back at one of the most active summers in the public M&A markets in some time. In particular we discuss the high profile competitive situations, and the auction processes that they have led to, and some of the hostile activity we have seen. … 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