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07 Jul 2021

Life as a listed company – Setting yourself up for success whether you are newly listed or an established PLC

This LSEG webinar brings together leading experts to discuss four topical themes for listed companies. Speakers include Charles Nelson, Morrow Sodali's Head of UK, and several speakers from Allen & Overy, as well as other Issuer Services Marketplace companies.

The four panels are:

Panel 1: Sarbanes-Oxley dynamics – implications for risk and control frameworks
Following the FRC’s review, the Brydon Report, and the recent BEIS white paper published March 2021, UK listed companies face likely measures to enhance the quality of corporate governance, corporate reporting and internal controls under a UK SOX regime. Public companies will have to consider the increased responsibility placed on management regarding financial reporting, how they might strengthen the role of the Audit Committee, perform internal controls tests and strengthen disclosures.

Panel 2: Corporate governance and corporate culture
Enhancing board effectiveness continues to be a priority for UK listed companies. This session will focus on the fundamental components of an ‘effective’ board, and some of the current challenges boards face in view of both a changing operating environment and rising stakeholder expectations.

Panel 3: Shareholder activism and investor relations
This session will focus on providing practical steps for issuers to prepare for, and potentially prevent, shareholder activism within their businesses, including consideration of optimal governance structures and the role of the board in managing activist demands. Charles Nelson, Morrow Sodali's Head of UK, will take part in this panel.

Panel 4: The road to Net-Zero: managing ESG compliance
Sustainability and ESG issues are rising to the top of the agenda. UK listed companies will have to navigate a complex web of regulatory and policy change, with increasing requirements for transparency and a shift towards strict net-zero goals.

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