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Spain is first country to mandate shareholder votes on “non-financial” ESG reporting

On December 28, 2018 the Spanish government approved Law 11/2018, which transposes EU Directive 2014/95/EU on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information into Spanish law. The new law amends the Spanish Commercial Code by specifying [...]

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Audit conference highlights uncertainty in Poland

The past year has been a rough one by most accounts – not least for Polish accountants. New regulatory requirements have upended the market, which is under the shadow of an ethical crisis following the [...]

By |January 21, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Audit conference highlights uncertainty in Poland

Washington Update – Proxy Process Focus Continues

Following the SEC Proxy Roundtable last month, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development held a hearing on Proxy Process and Rules: Examining Current Practices and Potential Changes. The December 6th hearing allowed [...]

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The Changing Regulatory Role of India’s Reserve Bank

The Indian banking sector is no stranger to controversy. In particular, the growth of non-performing assets has prompted the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) to intensify its regulatory scrutiny in a push for greater transparency. [...]

By |November 26, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Changing Regulatory Role of India’s Reserve Bank

Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – CBA

We examine Commonwealth Bank of Australia Limited (“CBA”) in the fifth instalment of our series on alleged wrongdoings in the Australian financial services sector. Before we jump into the following litany of grievances, one could [...]

By |October 18, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – CBA

Regime Change Begins at Home: China’s New Governance Code

Recent listings have brought giants of Chinese industry to U.S. shores, from Twitter-like micro-blogging service Weibo to e-commerce sites such as Alibaba and JD.com. Back in China, the listings have also served to expose regulators [...]

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Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – Suncorp

We examine Suncorp Group Limited (“Suncorp”) in the fourth instalment of our series on alleged wrongdoings in the Australian financial services sector. Royal Commission The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial [...]

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Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – NAB

We examine National Australia Bank Limited (“NAB”) in the third instalment of our series on alleged wrongdoings in the Australian financial services sector. Royal Commission The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and [...]

By |September 24, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – NAB

Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – ANZ

We examine Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited (“ANZ”) in the second instalment of our series on alleged wrongdoings in the Australian financial services sector. Royal Commission The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the [...]

By |September 20, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – ANZ

Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – Westpac

Australian financial institutions have been under the microscope over the past year, facing the scrutiny of a royal commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”), the corporate regulator. We will publish a series [...]

By |September 20, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – Westpac
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