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Is ISS A Board Declassification Denier?

Institutional Shareholder Services (aka ISS) recently published its 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update. Among other changes, ISS will now recommend a vote against or withhold from the entire board of directors (except new… more

The Delta Report: Brexit update

In the July 2017 edition of the Delta Report, we provided a snapshot update on Brexit and set out some of the key issues that were beginning to emerge as relating to the regulatory framework for the derivatives market once the UK has… more

Davis Tax Committee report

The Davis Tax Committee (the Committee) released a further report on "Tax Administration" on 13 November 2017 as part of the final six reports that were deliverable by the Committee… more

ISS Issues 2018 Voting Policies Update

On November 16, 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) issued its updated proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2018 proxy season. Notable updates applicable to U.S. companies include new or revised policies: .. to… more

Renewable Energy Update - November 2017

Focus - Wells Fargo global operations now powered by 100 percent renewable energy - PennEnergy - Nov 8 Wells Fargo & Company has announced that 100 percent of its global electricity consumption for 2017 will be met with renewable… more

"Change in control" tax – Tanzania

Along the lines of the Indian Vodafone case on indirect share disposals, Tanzania has followed suit with its own version of a “change in control” tax. Section 56 of Tanzania's tax legislation applies if there is a change in the… more

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