Just as regulation and disclosure of executive compensation has changed dramatically over the last ten years, global regulations and disclosure requirements, especially in Europe, are rapidly expanding, creating a a challenge for global companies. Many of these regulatory requirements are new and have emerged in the past two years, following the United Kingdom’s “Shareholder Spring” of 2012 and the successful 2013 Swiss referendum requiring binding votes on executive pay and prohibitions on "golden parachutes." Other trends include limitations on compensation in the financial services sector, broader implementation of binding say on pay and more detailed reporting requirements. The trends in overseas regulation of executive compensation, particularly in the UK and EU, are an important part of the policy and practice landscape as the requirements tend to be more progressive than those in the United States. This is also significant because UK executive compensation regulatory initiatives have been used as templates for subsequent policy formation here in the United States.