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North Sea oil and gas firms should look to tailored equity plans to incentivise staff in constrained market, says expert

FOCUS: Oil and gas firms operating in the North Sea should consider changes to employee incentives to help them retain and motivate skilled workers in a way that is also linked to the recovery of the business. 16 Jul 2015

Investors target high contractual payments to departing executives, but a tougher approach to severance pay may be better than shorter notice

FOCUS: Shareholders remain keen to avoid 'rewards for failure' for senior executives, as illustrated by Old Mutual's statement in February that notice periods should be less than 12 months. However, merely reducing notice periods below the current standard... 19 May 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Issues for directors and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

EBA CRD4 remuneration guidelines propose extension of the bankers' bonus cap

EU banks would be required to re-classify so-called role-based allowances (RBAs) paid to senior bankers as variable pay, capped at 100% of salary, by 2016 or explain why they have not done so, under draft guidelines put forward for consultation by the European... 06 Mar 2015

Institutional investors' "stewardship" of large companies to be enforced by FRC

Institutional investors that publicly identify themselves as signatories to the UK Stewardship Code without fully engaging with the boards of the companies that they invest in could face increased scrutiny from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the watchdog... 19 Jan 2015

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