Corporate horizon scanning—2018 [Archived]

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Corporate horizon scanning—2018 [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note summarised key legal developments that were expected to impact corporate lawyers during 2018. It has not been updated since 2018.

To track legal and regulatory developments relating to certain specific topics, see our Trackers:

  1. Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR)—timeline

  2. Prospectus Directive tracker

  3. Transparency Directive tracker

  4. Listing Rules tracker

  5. Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules Sourcebook tracker

  6. Prospectus Rules tracker

  7. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act—company law reforms

Our Market Tracker deal analysis tool, containing over 3000 public company deal summaries, is available here. In addition, we will continue our in-depth analysis of recent trends in corporate practice, most obviously via our core trend reports, plus a variety of mini-trend and News Analysis pieces. For recent examples of trend reports see our Trend Reports subtopic.

Key developments during 2018 included:

  1. Brexit-related developments—Brexit toolkit and Brexit timeline

  2. revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II)—application of the Directive has been extended by a year to 3 January 2018

  3. Shareholder Rights Directive 2007/36/EC—amending Directive 2017/828 now approved by the European Parliament with Member States required to implement the changes by 10 June 2019

  4. Corporate governance reform—a revised UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code), the Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018, the Wates Principles for Corporate Governance and other measures announced in

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