UK Listing Rules, Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules
London Stock Exchange, London
A focus on the latest regulatory changes, developments and best practice
Companies with a premium listing are required to comply with the UK Listing Rules and Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. These rules and guidance establish minimum requirements in respect of:
- Proper communication to the market, including the disclosure of price-sensitive information
- Shareholder interaction and disclosure considerations where significant transactions are concerned
- Current trends and best practices for financial reporting
With the UK regulator scrutinising the compliance of listed companies more closely than ever, this seminar provides an ideal opportunity for existing issuers or those considering a listing on the market to understand both the fundamentals and the latest developments.
The emphasis of this seminar will be on the practical implications of the UK Listing Rules and Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, demonstrating how companies are expected to comply. Senior representatives from top advisory firms will provide their perspective and guidance via a series of presentations and practical worked examples. The seminar will explore the latest developments relating to Governance and Reporting including a focus on life as a listed company with the inherent obligations to support a fair and transparent market whilst being mindful of the roles of shareholders and wider stakeholders.
Who should attend?
This seminar course is targeted for those who are seeking to be updated with the latest developments, information and perspectives including:
- Executive functions
- Company secretaries
- Financial Directors
- Legal counsel
- Corporate communications officers
- Investor relations officers
CPD points: This course attracts 3 CPD points.
9.00 - 9:05 Chair’s welcome - Overview and objectives of the seminar
Chair: Claire Fargeot
9:05 – 9.50 Introduction from the Regulator
- 2019 and 2020 Hot topics, trends and developments
Jen Sisson, FRC
9:50 – 10:50 Sponsors, Transactions and Shareholder considerations:
- The impact of MiFID II
- Transactions – class tests, notifications and related parties and a shareholder’s right of pre-emption
- How to get the best value from your Sponsor
Speaker: George Sellar, Peel Hunt
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee
11:20 – 12.10 Life as a listed company
- Update on the regulatory framework for all listed companies including MAR and other changes to the listing rules
- Contributing to an open and fair market via managing inside information and share dealing by senior management
- Company announcements: case studies and practical lessons
Speaker: Richard Sheen, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
12:10 - 12:50 The Fund Manager’s perspective
12:50 - 13:00 – Final questions and close
"It provided me with very relevant/current updates on key areas particularly where the FCA is focusing its attention. Seeing what is coming over the hill is always useful."
"Knowledgeable presenters and good audience participation"
"Practical with a good all round update."
"It delivered a great overview and highlighted any recent updates to note."
"The examples of past issues is very helpful in bringing issues/responsibilities to life."