Corporate weekly highlights—25 May 2017

Corporate weekly highlights—25 May 2017
Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate team for the week ending 25 May 2017, which provide news updates and a comprehensive list of dates for your diary. This week’s edition features: the publication of the Shareholders’ Rights Directive in the Official Journal; the Law Society and CLLS’s joint responses to the FCA’s discussion and consultation papers on the effectiveness of UK primary markets; ESMA’s guidance on the concept of ‘traded on a trading venue’ under MiFID II; ESMA’s follow-up report on the actions undertaken by ten National Competent Authorities in addressing deficiencies identified in relation to MiFID; the Conservatives’ pledge to reform rules on takeovers and mergers if elected; the Law Society’s support for transparency in owners of overseas companies; links to webcasts on the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016; analysis setting out how to prepare for GDPR; and analysis on the Supreme Court’s Waterfall decision (The Joint Administrators of LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd v The Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International).
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Directive amending Shareholders' Rights Directive published in the Official Journal

Directive (EU) 2017/828 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 amending Directive 2007/36/EC (Shareholders' Rights Directive) as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement has been published in the Official Journal.

Directive (EU) 2017/828 amends Articles 1 and 2 of Directive 2007/36/EC and inserts chapters on: identification of shareholders, transmission of information and facilitation of exercise of shareholder rights; transparency of institutional investors, asset managers and proxy advisors; and implementing acts and penalties.

The Shareholders' Rights Directive will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its

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