S&C Critical Insights – Temporary Measures Announced to Assist U.K. Issuers

April 20, 2020

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, London partners Vanessa Blackmore and Ben Perry discuss new temporary measures announced by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority designed to assist UK listed companies during the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures are principally designed to enable companies to raise additional equity capital quickly and effectively, while balancing the needs of investors. Vanessa and Ben explore four major areas in which companies have gained more flexibility: pre-emption rights, working capital statements, the simplified prospectus regime and shareholder meetings.