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  1. Legal news
    27 March 2020
    Financial Reporting and other rules for UK listed companies eased in light of Coronavirus disruption
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/financial-reporting-and-other-rules-for-uk-listed-companies-eased-in-light-of-coronavirus-disruption

    Given the unprecedented disruption created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is currently creating market volatility around the globe, certain measures have been announced today in order to ease the financial ...

  2. Legal news
    01 October 2020
    UK: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 - company meetings and filings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/corporate-insolvency-and-governance-bill-uk-company-meetings-and-filings

    On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) received Royal Assent and it now forms part of UK law.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    FCA review of unbundling of research costs under MiFID II
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/fca-review-of-unbundling-of-research-costs-under-mifid-ii

    MiFID II came into force on 3 January 2018 and overhauled the way in which firms pay for research.

  7. Legal news
    15 January 2021
    International Capital Markets annual deal review 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/international-capital-markets-annual-deal-review-2020

    The International Equity Capital Markets team at Bird & Bird has continued their strong performance throughout 2020 with an excellent roster of completed transactions. It's pleasing to see ECM transactions across the ...

  8. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    Proposed new UK foreign investment and listing restrictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/proposed-new-uk-foreign-investment-and-listing-restrictions

    Last week, the UK Government published new proposals designed to restrict foreign investment in the UK and to potentially block securities listings on UK public markets, in each case on grounds of national security.

  9. 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 ...