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EU Directive introduces measures amending composition of Boards of Directors.
Corporate and M&A

EU Introduces Directive to Improve Gender Balance on Companies’ Boards of Directors

Over the past few weeks, the European Union has issued somewhat of a landmark act which is aimed at addressing the topical issue surrounding the lack of women in top-level corporate positions. Following nearly a decade of negotiations after its first proposal in 2012 by the European Commission, the Union has introduced the so-called “Women on Boards” Directive: Directive 2022/2381 on improving the gender balance among directors of listed companies and related measures (the “Directive”). The Directive’s principle objective is that at least forty percent of non-executive director posts, or a third of all director posts on publicly-listed corporations, irrespective…
Mikiel Calleja
16th December 2022