Corporate Ownership: Privacy v Transparency
18 November 2014

Corporate Ownership: Privacy v Transparency

We would like to invite you to a Question Time - style debate on

corporate ownership: Transparency v privacy

Chairman: Saul Sender, Partner, Mishcon de Reya

Panel: Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon Constituency
Ian Kirk, Partner and Head of Commercial, Collas Crill
Beck Wallace, Lead Analyst - Extractive Industries and Corruption, CAFOD
Helen Wildsmith, Head of Ethical & Responsible Investment, CCLA

When: Tuesday 18 November 2014

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Mishcon de Reya, Summit House, 12 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4QD (View map)

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The Government has proposed to put in place a public register of significant beneficial interests in UK companies, and to impose mandatory obligations on UK companies and beneficial owners to disclose those interests.

These changes are a radical modification to current English law. While the Government believes that this action is vital to fight financial crime and corruption effectively, many of those close to private investors believe that it will significantly attack the right to privacy and reduce investment into British companies.

During this debate our panel will set out the arguments for and against the measures set out in the Bill, from a UK and offshore perspective.