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Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

In this podcast, Rebecca Cousin, partner at Slaughter and May considers how the Companies (Shareholders' Rights) Regulations 2009has amended provisions in the Companies Act 2006 in relation to shareholder meetings.

Paul Garlick QC, a barrister specialising in criminal and regulatory law considers the offence in the draft Bribery Bill of failing to prevent bribery, which applies to commercial organisations including companies.

In the final section of this podcast, Michael Todd QC, specialist company law silk at Erskine Chambers looks at a recent case from Bermuda on the viability of a hostile scheme of arrangement.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the purpose of the Companies (Shareholders' Rights) Regulations 2009;
  • Know the main sections of the Companies Act 2006 relating to meetings that have been updated by the Companies (Shareholders' Rights) Regulations 2009;
  • Understand the offence in the draft Bribery Bill of failing to prevent bribery, which applies to commercial organisations including companies;
  • Be aware of factors that affected the viability of the hostile scheme in Validus Holdings Ltd v IPC Holdings Ltd and Max Capital Group Ltd [2009].
Level:
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • Shareholder Rights Directive 2007/36/EC;
  • Companies (Shareholders’ Rights) Regulations 2009 S.I. No. 2009/1632;
  • Companies Act 2006;
  • Bribery Bill [HL] 2009-10;
  • Validus Holdings Ltd v IPC Holdings Ltd and Max Capital Group Ltd [2009] Supreme Court of Bermuda (Commercial Court).
Tags:

This podcast looks at a range of developments affecting company law and company lawyers. It will address some of the changes regarding company meetings by the Companies (Shareholders' Rights) Regulations 2009, the new corporate offences contained in the draft Bribery Bill currently before parliament and a recent case from the head of the Chancery Bar Association on takeovers by scheme of arrangement.

Podcast added: 26/03/10

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