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  1. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    New ESMA Guidelines on Risk Factors in Prospectuses come into force
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-esma-guidelines-on-risk-factors-in-prospectuses-come-into-force

    The Guidelines on Risk Factors under the new Prospectus Regulation that were published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) earlier this year have now come into force on 4 December 2019. The ...

  2. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    Shareholders' Rights Directive II – implications for Listed Companies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/shareholders'-rights-directive-ii-implications-for-listed-companies

    The revised Shareholders' Rights Directive (EU) 2017/828 ("SRD II") was implemented on 10th June 2019. The key areas of note for listed companies concern the Directors' Remuneration Reporting Regime and Related Party ...

  3. Legal news
    11 March 2020
    COVID-19 and Public Offerings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-public-offerings

    The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has led to significant recent falls in share prices on international stock exchanges. The continued spread of the virus has the potential to cause significant disruption to ...

  4. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    QCA Publish Updated Audit Committee Guide
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/qca-publish-updated-audit-committee-guide

    On 12 September 2019, the Quoted Companies Alliance (the "QCA") released an updated version of their Audit Committee Guide (the "Guide"), which is the first one since the 2014 release. The Guide is produced to help ...

  5. Legal news
    27 September 2018
    The UK Corporate Governance Code 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/the-uk-corporate-governance-code-2018

    Following on from the Financial Reporting Council's ("FRC") consultation on its proposed changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code in February this year (the "Consultation"), the FRC published its final version of the ...

  6. Legal news
    27 September 2018
    Increase in total size of public offers exempt from requirement to publish prospectus
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/increase-in-total-size-of-public-offers-exempt-from-requirement-to-publish-prospectus

    The new Prospectus Regulation (the “Prospectus Regulation”) came into force on 20 July 2017 and its provisions will govern the preparation of all prospectus prepared on or after 21 July 2019. Whilst most of its ...

  7. Legal news
    27 September 2018
    AFME and Euro IRP issue guidance on new FCA rules requiring issuer access for unconnected analysts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/afme-and-euro-irp-issue-guidance-on-new-fca-rules-requiring-issuer-access-for-unconnected-analysts

    Following the proposals made in its policy paper PS 17/23, the Financial Conduct Authority's ("FCA") rules concerning research by unconnected analysts in relation to an Initial Public Offering ("IPO") on a regulated ...

  8. Legal news
    18 May 2020
    UK Listing Options: Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-listing-options-aquis-stock-exchange-aqse

    In March of this year, the FCA approved Aquis Exchange's acquisition of the NEX Exchange from CME Group in a deal reportedly worth £2.7million. As part of the acquisition, the NEX Exchange has been re-named the Aquis ...

  9. Legal news
    08 August 2019
    Investment Opportunities for Chinese Companies on the London Stock Exchange
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/investment-opportunities-for-chinese-companies-on-the-london-stock-exchange

    This summary focuses on the potential benefits for Chinese companies looking for 'westbound' investment, the eligibility criteria and process for listing in London.

  10. Legal news
    15 November 2019
    Sustainability – base level for financial products, not a bonus. Market adapting to increased investor demand and recent regulatory changes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/sustainability-base-level-for-financial-products-not-a-bonus

    Investors, business partners and employees are pushing issuers to facilitate the brown-to-green transition. At the same time, banks are facing increasing pressure to finance this transition. The future will tell how the ...