We are a trusted adviser to listed companies advising more FTSE clients than any other UK or US-headquartered law firms (Adviser Rankings Limited (ARL), February 2024)
Big Issue Invest
Advising, on a pro-bono basis, one of the UK's leading impact investors and social finance providers, Big Issue Invest, which forms part of The Big Issue Group, with a review of its corporate governance arrangements.
Tier 1 Corporate Governance Legal 500 UK 2024
2021 Corporate Team of the Year UK (The Lawyer Awards)
2019 Commercial Team of Year Australia (Australian Law Awards)
Kin and Carta plc
Kin and Carta plc on its accreditation as the first ever certified B Corporation listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Kin + Carta has joined only 16 other publicly traded B Corps globally and is one of 4,000 certified B Corps worldwide.
RECENT MARKET LEADING WORK
Our Australian team has recently advised on the governance and disclosure impacts of COVID-19, numerous companies investigated by ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce, handled the governance, incentives and remuneration aspects of the Wesfarmers / Coles demerger (Australia’s largest demerger), the Healthscope and Propertylink takeovers, Santos’ takeover of Quadrant and defended Bellamy’s Australia in termination benefits litigation brought against them by their former CEO. Our UK team has regularly advised a number of FTSE 350 companies on the full spectrum of corporate governance issues, including in relation to board changes, company meetings, corporate disclosures and reporting and remuneration and incentives issues. We have particular experience in corporate-governance practices in the financial services sector. We advised the independent reviewers of two of the most high-profile UK reviews into governance practices in the financial services sector, being the Kelly Review (An Independent Review of The Co-operative Bank) and the Salz Review (Review of Barclays' Business Practices).
We work with governments and industry regulators and participate in numerous committees and working parties to help shape governance regulation, policy and industry guidance. Drawing on our advisory work with clients and our technical expertise, we are at the helm of decision-making and law reform in our area of expertise. We are members of key bodies that determine the future of governance in Australia and are regularly requested by Treasury to consult on key legislative reforms. In the UK, we play an important role influencing governance developments. We liaise with regulators, industry bodies and government on forthcoming developments and contribute regularly during the drafting and implementation stages of new regulation and legislation, ensuring that we are at the forefront of developments.
Senior Adviser, Sydney
Partner, UK Head of Corporate Governance Advisory, London
Managing Partner, Corporate, Melbourne