Glass Lewis has released 2017-jpn-guideline-cover-borderadditional updated policy guidelines for the 2017 proxy season.  The following markets have recently been published:

  • United Kingdom
  • Continental Europe
  • Japan

Guidelines for additional markets will be published over the next few weeks.

Our guidelines are a detailed overview of the key policies Glass Lewis applies when analyzing companies in individual markets around the world. We evaluate these guidelines on an ongoing basis and formally update them annually.

Some of the key areas with changes for 2017 are noted below:

United Kingdom

  • Authority to set general meeting notice period at 14 days
  • Remuneration
  • Related Party Transactions
  • Director Tenure

Continental Europe

  • Related Party Transactions
  • Director Tenure
  • Say on pay
  • Appointment of auditor


  • Board independence of two-tier board
  • Chair of nominating and compensation committees
  • Director overboarding policy
  • Equity-based compensation plan policy

For full details please see the complete policy guidelines.

Access Glass Lewis Guidelines

Selected guidelines for major markets are available for review on the Guidelines page of our website.

All guidelines are available to clients through or through Client Services.