Corporate weekly highlights—21 February 2019

Corporate weekly highlights—21 February 2019

This week’s edition of Corporate highlights includes the latest updates on Brexit, a new European Regulation on conflicts of interest relating to European venture capital funds, the announcement of the terms of reference of the Brydon review of the UK audit market, new Investment Association guidance on irredeemable preference shares and various cases relevant to corporate practitioners.

In this issue:


Private equity

Financial services regulation for corporate lawyers



Directors and company secretaries

Company disclosures, record and registers

Share Capital


Additional news—daily and weekly news alerts

Dates for your diary


Latest Q&As

Useful information


Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/Draft: These draft Regulations are laid in exercise of legislative powers under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) in preparation for Brexit. These draft Regulations are being proposed to make amendments to legislations in the field of private international law and, in particular, amend legislation determining the law applicable to contractual and non-contractual obligations in the case of conflict of laws. This draft instrument will address issues created by the UK leaving the EU so that they will continue to operate effectively after EU Exit. It comes into force on exit day.

For further information, see: LNB News 14/02/2019 48 - (a subscription to Lexis®PSL is required).

Changes to Companies House forms and company registration process in the event of a no deal Brexit—no deal Brexit guidance

The government has published two new guidance notes for businesses and stakeholders. The first relates to changing company registrations, and the second relates to proposed changes to Companies House forms. Both guidance notes relate to the position in respect of such matters, if the UK leaves the

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