Policy and Regulation, UK

Relaxed UK IPO rules could see activist shareholders ‘resorting to the courts’ over ESG

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The number of listings in London fell by 62 per cent in 2022 compared with 2021 (Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Experts fear the UK regulator’s attempts to rejuvenate the London listings regime could attract companies with weaker governance, prompting an increase in litigation from investors The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed simplifying the UK’s listing rules as part of a push to kick-start the ailing London market, sparking fears about ...

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