The UK’s LIBOR safe harbour legislation: a missed opportunity?

The post below was first published on our FSR and Corporate Crime blog. The Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators’ Liability) Bill (Bill) was introduced to the UK Parliament and the first reading took place on 8 September 2021. The Bill introduces a legal ‘safe harbour’ within the primary legislative framework for the UK’s LIBOR legislative solution, the Financial … Read more

Building Safety Bill – Reforming the development landscape

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog. As we outlined in our previous blog on the Building Safety Bill this significant piece of legislation will effect a wholesale change to the planning and construction regime for residential developments, with a focus on increased accountability for all of those involved in the … Read more

The UK Listing Review

The post below was first published on our Corporate Notes blog. The government has published the outcome of the Review of the UK listing regime undertaken by Lord Hill. The Review, which was launched in November 2020, was set up to look at possible reforms to the UK listing regime that would attract the most innovative … Read more

Foreign investment: Rising tides of politics in regulation

The post below was first published on our Competition blog We are delighted to share with you our newly updated report on Foreign Investment: Rising Tides of Politics in Regulation, which reflects a swathe of recent changes to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regimes around the world against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

The Conservative’s corporate governance plans – what is next?

The focus of business before last week’s General Election was understandably Labour’s manifesto and its radical plans to, among other things “amend the Companies Act, requiring companies to prioritise long-term growth while strengthening protections for stakeholders, including smaller suppliers and pension funds”, “require one-third of boards to be reserved for elected worker-directors” and that “up … Read more

Webinar Available: Policy Matters General Election series – Labour’s corporate governance and directors’ remuneration plans

In the second webinar in our Policy Matters General Election series earlier today, we discussed Labour’s corporate governance and directors’ remuneration agenda, including proposals to: “amend the Companies Act, requiring companies to prioritise long-term growth while strengthening protections for stakeholders, including smaller suppliers and pension funds” “require one-third of boards to be reserved for elected … Read more