Key legal and regulatory developments driving and shaping M&A
Financial services regulators have made clear their view that responsibility for the culture of a financial services firm sits at the top; if senior management create the right culture, good regulatory practice and procedures will naturally follow.
Following the 2008 global financial crisis senior management have come under increasing regulatory scrutiny and in some jurisdictions new rules have been implemented to make it easier to make them accountable for their actions. These new rules are particularly pertinent as financial services’ firms navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comparative guide will help you to understand how senior management responsibility in different types of financial services firm (excluding insurers) is being treated in key jurisdictions around the world. The guide can be used to review individual countries and also to create and customise comparative reports between different jurisdictions.
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In this issue, we cover a broad spectrum of ‘hot button issues’ for boards and companies operating internationally.
On May 26 2021, the district court of The Hague rendered a ground-breaking judgment in collective action proceedings initiated by several non-governmental organizations (including Friends of the Earth (Milieudefensie)) (the NGOs) against Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell). The NGOs claimed, in short, that Shell had to reduce its overall CO2 emissions by at least 45% from 2019 levels, by the end of 2030 (the Target Reduction). The court ruled in favour of the NGOs and ordered Shell to reach the Target Reduction (the Shell Case). This is stated to be the first time that a court ordered a company to reduce its CO2 emissions in line with the climate goals included in the Paris Agreement.
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