30 August, 2019

A new agenda for Europe: capital markets union, sustainability and IPOs

Europe is a global leader when it comes to opportunities, innovation, job creation and industrial output. To support the objective of growth and creation of jobs which are at the core of the EU agenda...
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...

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...
European Commission

8 August, 2018

European Commission edges closer to ‘sustainability’ investment rules

Rules that would compel investors to integrate sustainability risks into their decision-making have taken another step closer to being imposed. The European Commission has called for advice on the ...
fraud, tax fraud, VAT fraud

25 June, 2018

EU agrees measures to stamp out VAT fraud

European Union member states have agreed to collaborate on tools to close loopholes in the EU’s value added tax (VAT) system. The measures, proposed in 2017 by the European Commission, include in...
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2018

EU inches closer to banking governance reforms

EU leaders have agreed on a general approach to the banking package of reforms, paving the way for negotiations to start on the details, said the European Commission. The Commission put forward a r...
European Commission, cross-border trade, EU

14 May, 2018

Brussels seeks amended law to facilitate cross-border moves

The European Commission has drafted legal provisions that would help companies move across borders more easily, introduce digital registrations that would save EU companies millions of euros, and stam...

14 May, 2018

EC seeks to amend and standardise shareholder rights law

A public consultation conducted by the European Commission on amendments to shareholder rights has now closed. The new law would introduce minimum requirements in the transmission of information fo...

9 May, 2018

EC proposes better protection for whistleblowers

The European Commission has drafted a law that will strengthen protection for whistleblowers by introducing EU-wide standards. The new law would establish safe channels for reporting breaches of EU...
European Commission, cross-border trade, EU

4 May, 2018

EC proposes simplified cross-border mergers, moves or divisions

New company law rules to make it easier for companies to merge, divide or move within the Sin...