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General counsel review: major issues in key areas


This Herbert Smith general counsel update provides a comprehensive round up of recent UK developments (including corporate, employment, litigation), UK sector-specific developments (including construction, financial services, insolvency) and international developments in Australia, China and Hong Kong. Hot topics include:

  • changes to the Listing Rules and further consultation on enhancing the effectiveness of the regime;

  • changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code and the FRC Guidance on Audit Committees;

  • equal pay: historic claims dating back up to six years can proceed in the High Court;

  • corporate reporting: changes to the structure and content of the annual report;

  • 50 per cent cap on contingency fees for commercial cases; and

  • ECJ rules in-house lawyers cannot represent their client companies before EU courts.

For the full details on these issues and much more, click 'View Briefing'.

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