ESG webinar series: A year of corporate governance 2022

Corporate governance is fundamental to our clients’ businesses, whether they are investors, publicly traded companies or large private companies. Addressing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is an important aspect of embedding strong corporate governance in every business. We have developed a comprehensive programme of webinars to help you navigate the rapidly evolving challenges that ESG presents for companies in 2022.

Aimed at business leaders, senior executives, general counsel, and legal, compliance, and company secretarial teams at UK publicly traded and large private companies, our webinars distil the latest legal and regulatory developments into clear, concise and practical information and guidance. We bring together experienced lawyers from over 50 different practice areas, and leading external professionals in this space, to highlight the key information in-house legal and governance teams need to know.

To sign up for webinar/event invitations and our latest thought leadership on ESG, Corporate Governance and other topics of interest, including our UK ESG Alerts and Public Markets Snapshots, please contact us to join our mailing list.

ESG 101: the essentials in 2022 and onwards

Tuesday, 26 April | 2:30 p.m.

Patrick Sarch, Nicola Evans, and Danette Antao

Understanding ESG issues is critical to the strategy of every business. This area is constantly evolving and it is a challenge for busy general counsel and company secretaries to keep on top of their ever-increasing corporate reporting and governance obligations. To launch our 2022 corporate governance webinar series, our “ESG 101” will bring you up to speed and break down the vague and complex to the clear and simple; equipping you with the latest essentials to navigate this challenging area of unprecedented importance.

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2022's return of the Shareholder Spring: ESG disruptors take hold of this year's AGMs

Wednesday, 15 June | 11:30 a.m.

Patrick Sarch

Guest speakers: Cas Sydorowitz (Global CEO, Georgeson) and Kirsten van Rooijen (Head of Continental Europe, Computershare)

A wave of shareholder unrest has rocked this year’s AGM season for some companies, with activists disrupting order and ramping up pressure on boards to meaningfully tackle key ESG issues. Join us for our analysis and discussion of the AGM season so far when we will cover the latest global market activist trends and developments, discuss their practical impact on your AGMs and outline our predictions for the shape of the future AGM.

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AGMs: setting the agenda for the 2023 season

Thursday, 29 September | 11:30 a.m.

Patrick Sarch, Nicola Evans, and Francesca Parker

Guest speaker: Cas Sydorowitz (Global CEO, Georgeson)

The AGM remains a critical forum for boards and shareholders to engage on important company matters, drive structural, strategic and governance changes, and occasionally to resolve disputes. We cover the key areas of investor focus for the season ahead and offer you some practical tips on tackling difficult issues arising before, or during, the meeting.

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Keeping markets updated

Thursday, 17 November | 11:30 a.m.

Patrick Sarch, Tom Brassington, Arwen Handley, and Claire Lipworth

When and what information does a listed company need to disclose? What new considerations apply? When and how could things go wrong? Hear about your disclosure obligations illustrated through a series of relevant case studies and recent enforcement actions.

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About our team

Our UK Corporate & Finance practice provides full-service advisory and transactional solutions to our clients globally, across a wide range of capital strategies and funding structures.

Our team advises public and private companies, private equity houses, funds, investment banks, financial institutions, regulators, boards of directors, special committees, supervisory boards, investors, and sponsors on complex domestic and cross-border transactions on their significant issues, commercial contracts, and agreements.

We advise our UK listed clients, as well as our private equity backed clients and their investors, on all elements of company law and ESG, from advice on governance structures and board procedures to compliance with disclosure and regulatory obligations, as well as analysing corporate policies, codes of conduct, and assistance with shareholder engagement.


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ESG issues have unprecedented importance for business.

Our legally-driven holistic approach to managing ESG issues draws on the full scope of our global practice and sector capabilities to drive long-term profits and maximize positive impact for clients. As ESG Counsel, we help our clients use the law to build a better and more sustainable business and world.

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