European Union, EU

12 September, 2017

Lobby group urges EU to strengthen single market and cut costs

Europe must complete and strengthen its single market for companies to be able to take full advantage of the stronger economic environment, said

11 September, 2017

Post-Brexit customs barriers could cost traders £4bn a year

Post-Brexit customs declarations could cost thousands of traders more than £4bn a year, according to research from the Institute for Government (IfG). The analysis paper—
EU, European Union, European Commission

5 September, 2017

European commissioner to publish company law initiative in November

The European commissioner for justice has told a corporate governance conference in Tallin that she expects to table proposals for a company law initiative, which would facilitate cross-border busines...
Financial Reporting Council, Paul George, FRC

16 August, 2017

More detail of long-term value created by UK companies proposed by FRC

Improved reporting of long-term planning and non-financial matters is being proposed by accounting’s watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). A consultation has been launched by the FRC, ...
sustainable investment, EU, ESG, sustainable finance, sustainable economy

20 July, 2017

Sustainable Finance report: implications for investors and directors

Potential avenues for reform of the financial system towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable economy have been mapped out in an
corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

15 July, 2017

World of uncertainty for governance as need for change intensifies

Sometimes development just comes thick and fast. So it was over the past ten days or so, for corporate governance. It began with news that the
EU flag, EU sustainability, Sustainable Finance

14 July, 2017

Fiduciary duties must include ‘sustainability risk’, says EU group

The fiduciary duties of directors should include a responsibility to manage long-term sustainability risks, according to the
European Union, EU

10 July, 2017

Simplifications for Prospectus Regulation proposed

Three consultation papers on the
Philippines, Metro Manila, Makati

5 July, 2017

Legal and Regulatory Roundup – Europe & Asia

Philippines faces corporate governance 'obstacles'  The biggest obstacle to raising corporate governance standards in the Philippines to a regional and global par is the failure of l...
euros, EU regulation, financial regulation, eu financial directives

28 June, 2017

Deadline looms for implementation of new EU financial directives

EU member states must implement the new Directive on Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the new Regulation on Markets in Financial Instruments (MiFIR) into national law by 3 Jul...