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Renault’s Stakeholders: “Pas Content!”

The defeat of an advisory pay proposal at Renault, and the board's dismissive reaction, have brought questions of governance to the fore—not least concerning the governance of French corporate governance itself, and whether corporate France’s [...]

By |May 26, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Renault’s Stakeholders: “Pas Content!”

UK Pay Melee Grows

Talk of rebellion over executive compensation reached a crescendo in the UK on Thursday after Weir Group plc failed to obtain approval for their three-year binding policy, and FTSE 100 issuers Shire plc and CRH [...]

By |May 4, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on UK Pay Melee Grows

Proxy Season Insider: BG Group plc

BG GROUP PLC LSE:  BG Annual Meeting: 5/05/2015 When it rains it pours, but there's nothing like a takeover offer at a 40% premium to market value to put a silver lining on an otherwise cloudy [...]

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Proxy Season Insider: BP plc

BP PLC LSE:  BP          Meeting Date: 4/16/2015 Five years on from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP remains a lightning rod for investors and other stakeholders concerned with sustainability. As such, it may [...]

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New Year, New UK Corporate Governance Code

The time for change has arrived again; after significant consultation over the past year or so, the latest version of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”) is now effective for all accounting periods commencing [...]

By |January 8, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on New Year, New UK Corporate Governance Code

A Last-Minute Revamp of Spanish Corporate Governance for 2015

As the year draws to a close, there is still time for significant developments in the area of European corporate governance for the coming year. Just in time to cause issuers and shareholders to reevaluate [...]

By |December 16, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on A Last-Minute Revamp of Spanish Corporate Governance for 2015

BG Backs Down in Row Over Pay Package

British oil & gas multinational BG Group plc has revised the pay package of incoming CEO Helge Lund in the face of a potential shareholder revolt regarding a proposed (and now withdrawn) £12 million recruitment [...]

By |December 2, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on BG Backs Down in Row Over Pay Package

Proxy Season Insider: Publicis Groupe

PUBLICIS GROUPE NYSE Euronext Paris: PUB                                         Meeting Date: 5/28/2014 Publicis' upcoming meeting may be marked more [...]

By |May 21, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Proxy Season Insider: Publicis Groupe
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