EU flag with wind turbines

12 April, 2021

Academics issue ‘call for reflection’ on EU corporate governance reforms

Dozens of academics from across Europe and and the US have called on the EU to pause for thought before pushing ahead with reforms to corporate governance aimed at improving sustainability. Dubbing...

10 July, 2020

Boohoo supply chain under scrutiny after Leicester lockdown claims

It’s been a bad week for Boohoo, the fashion group. Following an exposé in The Sunday Times about pay and conditions at a supplier based in Leicester, the company—owner of brands such as...
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

17 July, 2019

Human rights due diligence push ‘could turn boards into legal departments’

It’s become a commonplace approach among lawmakers and regulators: if you want to enforce new rules, get big companies to do it for you among their suppliers. And so it is with human rights due dili...
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2019

Revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive puts engagement in the spotlight

This is a big week for governance, asset managers and pension fund trustees, with the EU’s revised

29 March, 2019

Promoting SME growth markets

On 24 May 2018, the European Commission unveiled a legislative package focused on alleviating administrative burdens on SMEs, enabling easier access to public markets for shares and bonds and increasi...
Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine

23 February, 2018

New company law introduced in Ukraine

A new law on limited and additional liability companies has been adopted in Ukraine, which aims to bring the country a step closer to harmonisation of its legislation with the EU's regulations. The...
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...
anti-money laundering, AML, fraud

28 June, 2017

EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive in force

The EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive is ...
EU map, EU flags, 3D map, cross-border

28 June, 2017

EU proposal aims to curb aggressive tax arrangements

The European Commission has submitted plans to introduce mandatory disclosure rules for intermediaries involved in reportable cross-border tax arrangements. The