Corporate weekly highlights—9 November 2017

Corporate weekly highlights—9 November 2017

This week’s edition of Corporate highlights includes guidance from the ICSA: The Governance Institute to help improve awareness of GDPR responsibilities, Investment Association updates on ‘principles of remuneration’ and updated MAR Q&As. There is also a new practice note on Insider Lists in our Equity Capital Markets Topic area.

Corporate Governance

Guidance released to improve awareness of GDPR responsibilities

The ICSA: The Governance Institute has published guidance for those in companies dealing with data, to ensure a smooth transition following the coming into force of the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR). The guidance both provides an overview of the new legal landscape and highlights strategic and practical considerations raised by the new regulation.

The guidance divides the upcoming legislation into three areas: data basics, dealing with individuals and governance and risk management.

For further information, see LNB News 06/11/2017 80.

Investment Association publishes update of ‘principles of remuneration’

The Investment Association (IA) has published the 2017 update of its ‘principles of remuneration’ document (remuneration principles) and, in advance of the 2018 AGM season, highlighted certain items of focus.

The remuneration principles set out IA members’ views on the role of shareholders and directors in relation to remuneration and the manner in which remuneration should be determined and structured. They aim to provide a guide to shareholder expectations and good practice for companies with a main market listing but are also relevant to companies on other public markets, such as AIM, and other entities.

The remuneration principles contains three principles (the principles), which concern remuneration policies, remuneration structures, and levels of remuneration. The principles are then supported by guidance to help remuneration committees apply the principles and ensure a proper level of shareholder protection. The guidance consists of sections which provide general guidance, guidance on fixed remuneration, and guidance on variable remuneration.

For further information, see LNB News 03/11/2017 96.

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