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Responsible Business: FRC's plan to tackle Environmental, Social and Governance challenges

26 Jul 2021
ESG concerns are becoming ever more relevant to corporate bodies of all sizes across the UK. For many years now, climate change, sustainability, green energy, reducing one's carbon footprint, deforestation and charitable giving, to name a few, have been high on the corporate agenda. We have seen these wider public interest issues commonly factor into business reporting, management decision-making and stakeholder management.

COVID-19: additional primary market measures to aid listed companies

15 Apr 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a focus on keeping capital markets open as it is expected that the equity and debt capital markets will play an important role in the recovery of businesses. On 8 April 2020 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced a series of measures to assist listed companies raise funding quickly and effectively in response to the COVID-19pandemic while still maintaining investor protection.

London Stock Exchange issues AIM rules review discussion paper

26 Jul 2017
In AIM Notice 46, issued on 11 July 2017, the London Stock Exchange announced the issue of a discussion paper inviting feedback on proposed changes to the AIM Rules for Companies and AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers. The proposals relate to: admission criteria; early clarity for applicants and nominated advisers in the admission process; consistency of approach by nominated advisers in respect of appropriateness considerations; and appropriate levels of corporate governance. The Discussion Paper also considers enforcement and further supervisory powers and sanctions.

Bond Dickinson shoots up the Experian deal table in Yorkshire

30 May 2017
Bond Dickinson's corporate team in Leeds has been ranked second in Experian's Q1 2017 league table, up from 20th place.

The table ranks firms for the volume of deals they have completed in the last three months. Across the region there was a total of 102 M&A and ECM transactions announced in Yorkshire & Humber in the first three months of 2017, a decrease of 35% on the 157 deals recorded for the corresponding period the previous year.

Proposed new Prospectus Regulation

25 May 2017
The Council of the European Union adopted on 16 May 2017 the proposed regulation which lays down requirements for the drawing up, approval and publication of prospectuses when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market (New Prospectus Regulation).

Ruling requiring a mandatory offer for shares in Glasgow Rangers upheld by Takeover Appeal Board

26 Apr 2017
Rangers International Football Club Plc is the holding company of the leading Scottish football club, Glasgow Rangers. On 13 March 2017, the Takeover Appeal Board (the Board) published its decision in Rangers International Football Club Plc & Mr David Cunningham King, dismissing Mr King's appeal and upholding the prior rulings of both the Panel Executive and the Hearings Committee of the Takeover Panel that Mr King had acted in concert with three other shareholders in acquiring an aggregate holding of 34.05% of the shares in Rangers. Mr King was therefore obliged to make a mandatory offer to the remaining Rangers shareholders to purchase their shares pursuant to Rule 9.1 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code). The three other shareholders were Mr George Letham, Mr George Taylor and Mr Douglas Park.