Corporate weekly highlights—16 March 2017

Corporate weekly highlights—16 March 2017

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate team for the week ending 16 March 2017, which provide news updates and a comprehensive list of dates for your diary. This week’s edition features: the revised shareholders’ rights directive, the FRC’s proposed revisions to International Standard on Auditing, the Law Society’s response to the government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform, the ICMA’s response to European Commission’s consultation on the CMU mid-term review 2017, the QCA and RSM’s small and mid-cap investors survey 2017, the EESC opinion on venture capital and social entrepreneurship funds, analysis of the Takeover Appeal Board's decision on Rangers International Football Club plc, and the Chancery Division case Bhullar v Bhullar and others.

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Share capital

EU Parliament passes shareholders' rights directive

The revised shareholders’ rights directive has been approved by the European Parliament, meaning the final adoption step can now take place by the European Council of Ministers. The directive’s provisions include letting shareholders have a say on director pay and it will enter into force two years after its publication in the Official Journal. The European Commission has additionally published a question and answer page on the directive.

For details see news, LNB News 14/03/2017 117.

Audit

FRC plans revisions to audit standard

Proposed revisions to International Standard on Auditing (UK) (ISA (UK)) 250 and conforming amendments to other UK standards have been set out for consultation by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The limited amendments reflect recent revisions to the international standards on auditing issued by the International Auditing and Standards Board (IAASB).

The revisions made by the IAASB resulted from a

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