Corporate weekly highlights—16 May 2019

Corporate weekly highlights—16 May 2019

This week’s edition of Corporate highlights includes news of the publication of new guidance on financial reporting for smaller quoted companies and the making of the Proxy Advisors (Shareholders’ Rights Regulations) 2019. It also provides details of our most recent Market Tracker trend report on current market practice relating to dividends payments across the FTSE 350.

In this issue:

Market Tracker trend report—Dividends 2019

Corporate analysis: Market Tracker’s latest trend report, Dividends 2019, gives an update on market practice regarding dividends payments across the FTSE 350 since last year’s report. The report follows the announcement by the Government that they are concerned about how some companies are going about paying dividends and have asked the Investment Association to carry out further research into the prevalence of such practices. This report includes an interview with the Investment Association and contributions from Martin Webster, Partner at Pinsent Masons LLP, and Jonathan Beastall, Senior Adviser at Pinsent Masons LLP.

For further information, see: Market Tracker Trend Report—Dividends 2019.

Financial service regulation for corporate lawyers

New guidance to help smaller quoted firms with the financial reporting process

The Financial Reporting Council and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales have jointly published a new guide to help smaller listed and AIM companies with the financial reporting process. The guide provides practical tips and questions for audit committees to consider, with a view to improving the quality of financial reporting by smaller quoted companies.

For further information, see: LNB News 13/05/2019 31.

ESMA publishes European Commission request for

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