Sean Geraghty

Sean Geraghty

Dechert LLP

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AIM and Euroclear Improve Ability of US Issuers to Access London Capital Market

The London Stock Exchange ("LSE") on 7 August 2015, published AIM Notice 411 and issued new guidance in Inside AIM2 on certain U.S. securities known as "Regulation S, Category 3 securities," which is intended to improve the...more

8/26/2015 - AIM Capital Markets CREST EU Central Securities Depository Directive Euroclear Foreign Issuers London Stock Exchange Regulation S - Category 3

Restricting Share Capital Reductions in Takeovers

The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 17) Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”) came into force on 4 March 2015. The Regulations amend section 641 of the Companies Act 2006 to prevent a company from reducing its share...more

3/6/2015 - Amended Regulation Share Capital Stocks

Equity Capital Markets: New ABI Transaction Guidelines

The Association of British Insurers (“ABI”) has published guidance on the expectations and views of ABI members on various aspects of equity capital market transactions. The guidance is split into three sections, ‘Initial...more

8/4/2014 - Corporate Governance Equity Investors Insurers IPO Private Equity UK

‘Transparency and Trust’: Proposed Changes to Company Law in the UK

On 25 June 2014, the Government published the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. It includes a wide range of measures designed to improve the legislative environment for small businesses and incorporates...more

6/27/2014 - Business Ownership Corporate Governance New Legislation Proposed Legislation Small Business Transparency UK Zero Hours Contracts

UK Government Responds to BIS Transparency and Trust Discussion Paper

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on 21 April 2014 published the UK Government’s response to its discussion paper Transparency & Trust: Enhancing the transparency of UK company ownership and increasing...more

4/28/2014 - BIS Nominee Directors Transparency UK

FCA Unveils New UK Listing Rules to Strengthen Minority Investor Rights

In the wake of recent high-profile corporate governance controversies the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has, this week, issued its proposed new Listing Rules which, when implemented, will give enhanced rights to...more

11/7/2013 - FCA Foreign Investment Investors Listing Standards Minority Shareholders UK

London Stock Exchange to Introduce New High Growth Segment of the Main Market

Background - The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (‘BIS’) announced in September 2012 that it had developed proposals with the London Stock Exchange (the ‘LSE’) to attract high growth companies to list...more

2/28/2013 - Disclosure Requirements EU Foreign Corporations Foreign Investment High Growth Segment IPO JOBS Act Listing Standards London Stock Exchange Securities

UK Government Proposals to Change the Share Buyback Regime

On 15 February 2013, the government published a set of proposals relating to the implementation of the Nuttall Review’s recommendations on share buybacks. The changes are designed to reduce the barriers that disincentivise...more

2/27/2013 - Buyback Programs EU Incentive Stock Options Share Buybacks

The Financial Services Act 2012 – Misleading Statements, Impressions and Financial Promotions

Background - In our previous DechertOnPoints, The Draft Financial Services Bill in the Contextof the Proposed New UK Financial Regulatory Structure and Draft UK Financial Services Bill and the New UK Financial...more

1/18/2013 - Benchmarks EU Financial Promotions Financial Services Act Financial Services and Markets Act Misleading Impressions Misleading Statements Penalties

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