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Corporate weekly highlights—16 April 2020

Corporate weekly highlights—16 April 2020
Published on: 16 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate weekly highlights—16 April 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—How standard proxy voting guidelines will be applied
  • Information on gathering evidence remotely included in coronavirus (COVID-19) bulletin
  • IA expresses commitment to British business during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—launch of protocol agreement for administrators
  • FRC clarifies FCA, FRC and PRA guidance on financial reporting during coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
  • Private M&A (asset purchase)
  • High Court cuts the power on indemnity claim (Gwynt Y Môr Ofto Plc v Gwynt Y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Ltd)
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Corporate weekly highlights includes issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including guidance issued by the Institutional Shareholder Services on the application of its standard proxy voting guidelines, a statement by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on the remote gathering of evidence, a letter published by the Investment Association to the chairs of all FTSE 350 companies confirming its commitment to supporting British businesses, the launch of a consent protocol agreement for administrators and an update by the FRC on the accounting and auditing standards on going concern. The highlights also include the news that the European Commission is seeking feedback on delegated regulations on ESG and climate benchmarks and an analysis of the interpretation of an indemnity in an asset purchase agreement in the case of Gwynt Y Môr Ofto Plc v Gwynt Y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. In addition, we have published a new Practice Note providing practical guidance in relation to class 1 transactions undertaken by UK companies with a premium listing. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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