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The European Commission has published an Action Plan on European company law and corporate governance for 2013.
Looking ahead to 2013, directors, executives and general counsel of public companies can take some solace from the fact that 2012 was not a year in which a large number of significant new disclosure rules or governance requirements were adopted.
The European Commission recently proposed a directive with the aim of accelerating progress to greater gender equality in corporate boardrooms.
The principle of freedom to contract, as a result of which parties are entitled to form contracts without the need for the terms to be written down, is fundamental to English law.
Pursuant to a mandate in the Dodd-Frank Act, the US Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued final rules requiring issuers to account for the use in their products of so-called conflict minerals.
The Financial Reporting Council has published a consultation paper detailing revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code and its accompanying guidance on Audit Committees.