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A quarterly update session examining the latest developments in company law, corporate governance and related business regulation

Duration: Half-day        CPD: 3.5 hours


Company law and regulation is not a static thing: it changes and evolves and influences – and is influenced by – corporate behaviours in the real world. Keeping track of those changes as they happen, and anticipating and preparing for compliance, can be a major challenge for any business.

These quarterly half-day sessions are aimed at equipping company secretaries and other senior and board-level advisers with the information they need – when they need it. Updated with every session, they combine a broad-based overview of the unfolding legal, regulatory and governance environment with more in-depth coverage of some of the key changes and what they mean for business. 

Who are these sessions for?
Company secretaries, consultants and other advisers working with boards.

What will you get out of them?
  • An opportunity to explore and discuss the latest and upcoming developments in law and regulation
  • The confidence that comes with being ready for compliance before a regulatory change comes into effect
  • The chance to ask our experts about any other changes on the horizon
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.

Example Programme

09.00 Registration & tea/coffee

Corporate governance

  • FRC says FTSE 350 audits improved - further action needed to deliver consistent improvement
  • FRC consultation on non-financial reporting guidance
  • FRC Non-Financial Reporting Directive Factsheet
  • EU Commission guidelines on the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
  • Guidance on the reporting requirement of the Modern Slavery Act
  • Investment Association Analysis of 2017 AGM season
11.00 Networking Break Tea/coffee

- EU

  • Brexit – Repeal Bill published
  • Government position papers on Brexit
  • Directive amending the Shareholder Rights Directive

- Legal and regulatory

  • New proposed premium listing category for ‘sovereign-controlled companies’
  • Updated ESMA Q&As concerning the Market Abuse Regulation
  • Market Abuse Regulation – notification templates for share buy-backs
  • Prospectus Rule changes
  • Disapplying pre-emption rights – Pre-emption Group statement following Prospectus Regulation changes
  • ESMA consultation papers on the Prospectus Regulation
  • AIM Rules discussion paper
  • Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices and opinion on processing employees’ personal data at work
  • New Charity Governance Code
  • FRC removes Tier 3 categorisation for Stewardship Code signatories
  • New corporate offence of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion
  • Company register of members – Court of Appeal rules on whether access was for a proper purpose
12.30 Close

Note: Time will be allowed in the programme for delegates to raise their own concerns or points of interest.


Julia Casson

Julia Casson

Julia is Director of Board Insight Limited, which advises clients on corporate governance best practice. It carries out board and committee evaluation work and runs professional development courses on topics such as corporate governance, directors’ role and responsibilities and company law.

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Course price

£345 + VAT (Non-members)
£305 + VAT (ICSA members)
£205 + VAT (ICSA students)

Course date

To be confirmed

Free affiliateship

Get six months free affiliate membership of ICSA with this course and benefit from our knowledge, network and exclusive discounts.

Course price

£345 + VAT (Non-members)
£305 + VAT (ICSA members)
£205 + VAT (ICSA students)

Course date

To be confirmed

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