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Green Paper: Corporate Governance Reform

The Government published its Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform yesterday. The Green Paper signals a number of significant potential changes to corporate governance structures in the UK.

Stuck with RPI – the Barnardo’s case

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in the most recent indexation case of Barnardo’s v Buckinghamshire (Barnardo’s).  In summary, the court held that the trustees only had a power to select an alternative index when the Retail Prices Index (RPI) is replaced as an official index.  

Bankers' bonuses - EU Commission proposes amendments to CRD4

On 23 November, the Commission presented a comprehensive package of reforms aimed at further strengthening the resilience of EU banks and reducing risk in the banking sector, as well as making the new regulatory framework more proportionate to banks’ complexity, size and business profile. The package contains a number of legislative proposals including proposed amendments to the 2013 Capital Requirements Directive (CRD4).

Europe's answer to Chapter 11?

On 22 November 2016, the European Commission published a draft directive on insolvency, restructuring and second chance.  In this briefing we consider the proposals and what it means for European insolvency and for the UK.