UK Corporate Finance Update - Winter 2019/20
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Our UK Corporate Finance Update looks at some of the key developments from the past 12 months in corporate finance law, regulation and practice that are relevant to London-listed companies and their advisers. We also highlight some of the key developments that are on the horizon for 2020.

In this Issue:

Equity Capital Markets

  • New Prospectus Regulation Comes into Force Fully
  • Overview of New Guidance, Rules and Legislation Relating to the New Prospectus Regulation
  • Shareholder Rights Directive II: New Related Party Transaction Rules
  • Updates Relating to the Market Abuse Regulation
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Recent Disciplinary Action from the FCA and LSE

Corporate Governance

  • FRC Publishes Revised Stewardship Code
  • ICGN Consultation on Proposed Revisions to Global Stewardship Principles
  • ICSA Consults on Independent Board Evaluation
  • Preparing for AGMs in 2020
  • Updates Relating to Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Key Highlights


  • Changes to the Takeover Code
  • Takeover Panel Decisions
  • Relevant Case Law on Schemes of Arrangement

Company and Case Law

  • Recent Statutory Developments
  • Recent Case Law