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Institutional investors set out stance on payment of "allowances" in new guidelines on executive pay

Variable "allowances" should generally not be included as part of directors' fixed pay because they are "inconsistent with the spirit of simplicity, clarity and pay for performance", according to new guidelines published on behalf of institutional investors.... 21 Oct 2014

AbbVie: "risks and uncertainty" of US tax policy behind decision to drop Shire bid

US pharmaceutical company AbbVie dropped its proposed £54 billion acquisition of UK rival Shire as a direct result of changes to the way in which authorities in the US treat cross-border mergers for corporate tax purposes, it has confirmed. 21 Oct 2014

Court of Appeal highlights dangers to lenders of choosing to enforce only part of a security

Lenders must be careful to ensure that they do not lose the right to enforce their remaining rights under a security agreement when they choose to enforce only part of it, the Court of Appeal has warned. 20 Oct 2014

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