Capital Markets Practice: News Round-Up

    View Authors February 2013

    Welcome to the latest in our series of regular alerts containing a roundup of news from our capital markets practice. Among other things, we bring you an up-date on the proposed reforms to the regulatory regime governing the UK’s financial services sector, as well as news of the latest developments in the field of corporate governance.

    This issue includes:

    • London Stock Exchange (‘LSE’): the LSE publishes the rulebook for the new High Growth Segment of the Main Market to be launched in March
    • UK financial services regulation: up-date on the progress of the Government’s reforms
    • Corporate governance: directors: ICSA publishes new guidance for non-executive directors
    • Corporate governance: executive remuneration: major pension funds and investors issue new guidance on executive remuneration to enhance long-term business success
    • Corporate governance: financial reporting: the FRC consults on the implementation of recommendations made by the Sharman inquiry into going concern and liquidity risks
    • Corporate governance: the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes: the FRC reports on the impact and implementation of the Codes during 2012 and highlights topics of note for 2013
    • EU: the EU Commission launches a consultation on the cross-border transfer of registered offices