The following Corporate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Lexis®PSL Corporate has published a trend report looking at recent changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Listing Rules and legislation that are relevant to the 2016 annual general meetings (AGMs) of companies in the FTSE 350. It also considers developments in institutional investor guidance and emerging best practice at AGMs.
In particular, the report suggests that a FTSE 350 company preparing for its 2016 AGM should focus on:
the requirement to send its AGM notice and related papers to its shareholders at least 20 working days before the AGM (unle
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