The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Bermuda; Brazil; China; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; Nigeria; North Macedonia; Norway; South Korea; Spain; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; USA; Vietnam
The set of questions relating to the topic of Corporate Governance and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
What are the primary sources of law, regulation and practice relating to corporate governance? Is it mandatory for listed companies to comply with listing rules or do they apply on a ‘comply or explain’ basis?
What are the primary government agencies or other entities responsible for making such rules and enforcing them? Are there any well-known shareholder or business groups, or proxy advisory firms whose views are often considered?
What powers do shareholders have to appoint or remove directors or require the board to pursue a particular course of action? What shareholder vote is required to elect or remove directors?
What decisions must be reserved to the shareholders? What matters are required to be subject to a non-binding shareholder vote?
To what extent are disproportionate voting rights or limits on the exercise of voting rights allowed?
Are there any special requirements for shareholders to participate in general meetings of shareholders or to vote? Can shareholders act by written consent without a meeting? Are virtual meetings of shareholders permitted?
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