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This Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Section E of the 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code), on 'Relations with Shareholders', and highlights relevant third party materials, guidance, commentary and analysis, as well as our own, to give practical guidance on its application.
Materials covered in this Resource Note include:
the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)'s 2018 Guidance on Board Effectiveness
the FRC's UK Stewardship Code
the FRC's Guidance on Audit Committees (April 2016)
various guidance issued by the Chartered Governance Institute (previously known as ICSA: The Governance Institute) (CGI)
the UK Shareowner Voting Guidelines, published by Pensions Investment Research Consultants Ltd (PIRC), available from PIRC's website
the 2020 United Kingdom and Ireland Proxy Voting Guidelines issued by Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
the Stewardship Guide and Voting Guidelines 2020 published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)
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Section E—Setting the scene
Section E.1—Dialogue with Shareholders
Section E.2—Constructive Use of General Meetings
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This Practice Note examines:•why negative pledge clauses are used in commercial transactions •the consequences of breaching negative pledge provisions•how negative pledges are viewed in the context of security and quasi-security, and•key considerations when drafting a negative pledge clauseWhere
This Practice Note provides guidance on the SRA Codes of Conduct, contained in the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019. The SRA Standards and Regulations include two Codes of Conduct—a Code forSolicitors, RELs and RFLs and a Code for Firms. The Standards and Regulations
Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
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