Florence is secretary general at EuropeanIssuers. She leads the Brussels team with strategic and operational know-how from her work at the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), where she was responsible for the management of relations with the European Commission and other European organisations, as well as communication and the organisation of events. Previously, she worked in the Brussels office of Mapfre Re on liability portfolio management and treaty analysis. She holds a degree in law, an executive MBA and a post-graduate degree in law and economics as well as a certificate in risk management.
Small and mid-cap companies need a better regulatory framework, which recognises that their needs differ distinctly from SMEs, and which will enable them to compete and thrive on a fairer playing field.
The EU’s amended Shareholder Rights Directive came into force in June 2017, and will be rolled out across member states by 2019. It aims to tackle short-termism among investors. But what are the law’s key elements?