The new Market Abuse Regulation, which harmonises the laws around financial securities across the EU, came into place from the beginning of July 2016. Although many of the new rules are similar to the existing UK regime, there are a number of changes particularly around insider dealing and reporting.
In this highly technical and compact half-day conference, we not only distilled the main points of the new regulation but also provided an opportunity to update your knowledge of the continuing obligations around the UK listing regime, an insight into the latest thinking and compliance issues on employee share schemes.
|09:00||Conference opens - Registration and tea/coffee|
|09.25||Introduction from the conference chair
|Peter Swabey FCIS, Director of Policy and Research, ICSA|
|In its report Supporting UK Productivity with Long-Term Investment, the Investment association aimed to tackle poor productivity and short-termism in the investment chain. Here we go through some of the key recommendations for companies including thoughts on company reporting as well improving dialogue between companies and investors to achieve more long-term, value-adding capital allocation.
Andrew Ninian, Director, Corporate Governance and Engagement, The Investment Association
|10.00||Market Abuse Regulation|
|The new EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) regime comes into force on 3 July 2016 and strengthens the existing UK market abuse framework by extending its scope to new instruments, new markets, new platforms and new behaviours. In this hour long session we provide an overview of some of the key changes and with a particular focus on insider trading.
General MAR roundup:
Insider information update:
James Poole, Team Manager, Capita Company Secretarial Services
|11.30||Listing regime regulatory update: continuing obligations|
|In this session we take a look at the continuing obligations of both standard and premium listed companies under the latest version of the Listing, Prospectus, Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Will Pearce, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
|12.00||Employee share schemes: balancing risk and reward|
|Effectively navigating the myriad codes and regulations surrounding the use of shares in remuneration and incentive packages is a challenge. Here we provide an overview of the major compliance and tax issues in this area and the key contractual provisions that companies should include in any long-term incentive plan.
Stephen Woodhouse, Partner, Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP
Charlotte Fleck, Assistant Solicitor, Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP
|12.30||Brexit: the potential impact for UK listed companies|
|In this panel session, our speakers will consider some of the big questions about the future for UK business and look at how businesses should be preparing for an uncertain future.|
|13.00||Conference closes followed by networking lunch|
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To be confirmed
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