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High Court enforces drag-along provisions

By Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman A drag-along provision in a shareholders’ agreement has been enforced by a recent High Court decision and the shareholder in question ordered to transfer his shares. Where there are several shareholders in a company, a shareholders’ agreement is commonly used to regulate the relationship between the shareholders and to govern how […]

Firms fined and censured for breach of AIM Rules

By Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman The London Stock Exchange has privately censured and fined two AIM companies and publicly censured and fined MBL Group plc for breaches of the AIM Rules in relation to disclosure and compliance. The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has recently fined and privately censured two AIM companies and publicly censured and fined […]

Gowling WLG appoints customs and trade specialist in its international trade team

By Bernardine Adkins, David Lowe, Kieran Laird International law firm Gowling WLG has strengthened its international trade team with the appointment of Ursula Johnston as Director, Customs and Trade. Ursula joins from Ernst & Young, where she was the Brexit lead for their Customs and Trade (EMEIA) group. As an experienced customs and export controls […]

Policies for streamlining operations of PSCs

On 18 July 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved policy framework for streamlining operations of production sharing contracts (PSCs) for increased domestic production of hydrocarbon resources (Policy). By way of background, the Government of India had awarded 28 exploration blocks (13 offshore and 15 onshore) to private companies between 1980. This was prior […]

Amendments to IBBI Regulations, 2016 – CIRP Regulations

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Shruti Singh, Charu Chitwan The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notified the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations) on 4 July 2018 to amend the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the third time this year. Primarily, the […]

Why Offshore for Fintech?

Fintech is changing the way banking and financial services businesses are operating at an incredible pace. There are many challenges and opportunities that face financial institutions, business, investors and start-ups. As with much new technology, the speed of change frequently outstrips the legal and regulatory landscape and fresh approaches are often required to adapt. With […]

Cayman Islands investment funds – Changes to the AML Regime

A number of significant changes to the anti-money laundering regime applicable to Cayman Islands investment funds were introduced towards the end of 2017. The key changes are: • Unregulated investment funds will be subject to the Anti- Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 (as amended, the “AML Regulations”) from 31 May 2018 • The Cayman Islands Monetary […]

FRC publishes the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code

By Daniel O’Gorman, Richard Naish On 16 July 2018 the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code. It will apply to financial years starting on or after 1 January 2019. The FRC has been busy for the last year or so drafting and consulting on a revised UK Corporate Governance Code […]

Corporate governance reforms- new reporting requirements

By Richard Naish Secondary legislation setting out new reporting requirements come into force on 1 January 2019. As reported in our June addition of Corporate Matters the draft Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 (Regulations) were laid before Parliament in June introducing new company reporting requirements on executive pay, corporate governance arrangements, and how directors are […]

BEIS publishes response to consultation on corporate governance and insolvency

By Richard Naish On 26 August 2018 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the government’s response to its consultation seeking views on proposals to improve the corporate governance of companies that are in or are approaching insolvency. In March 2018 the government launched a consultation which looked at ways to reduce […]

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