Corporate Law

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Comfort letters in a US IPOThis Practice Note provides an overview of the purpose, content and scope of a comfort letter prepared by the auditors of a...
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19th May
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Removal of a directorThis note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Appointment, retirement and resignation of a director.For an...
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19th May
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Separate legal personality and the corporate veilCorporate legal personality—the Salomon principleA properly formed registered company is a separate...
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19th May
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Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules requirements—the annual financial reportThis Practice Note discusses the requirements of the Disclosure...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 19th May
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Returning capital to shareholders—B share schemesWhat is a B share scheme and why is it used?A B share scheme is one method used by UK companies to...
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Produced in partnership with Glafkos Tombolis 19th May
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Directors’ decision-making—written resolutions and decisions by sole directorsThis Practice Note outlines the written resolution method directors may...
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19th May
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DTR Resource Note—DTR 5—Vote Holder and Issuer Notification RulesThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Chapter 5 of the Disclosure...
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19th May
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Redemption of shares—procedureThis Practice Note describes the procedure for a limited company to carry out redemption of its redeemable...
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19th May
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Takeover Code—Rule 34—Right of withdrawalThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rule 34 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code),...
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19th May
Q&As
Can a capital contribution/gift by a shareholder be treated as distributable reserves?The issue is whether capital contributions or gifts by a...
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Produced in partnership with Brenda Hannigan of Southampton University 19th May
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Directors’ responsibilities statements—company accountsA company's annual report and accounts will often include an appropriate description of...
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19th May
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General meetings—notice requirements for private and unlisted public companiesA general meeting must satisfy certain requirements set out in the...
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19th May
Q&As
Will a redesignation of shares constitute a variation of class rights?A redesignation of shares involves a change in the name of some or all of a...
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Produced in partnership with Julian Henwood of Gowling WLG 19th May
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Break fees—share purchaseThe nature and purpose of break feesBreak fees are generally designed to compensate one party’s legal and professional costs...
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19th May
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Company restoration—restoration by court orderWhy restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an...
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19th May
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Project [insert project name]Prepared for [Insert addressee name][Insert date of report]INDEXReportA. IntroductionB. Executive summaryC. Detailed...
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What are the usual limitations on the warranties in a share purchase or asset purchase transaction?A warranty is a contractual statement or assurance...
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Completion and post-completion issues—asset purchaseThis Practice Note describes the legal and practical issues involved in successfully completing a...
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Brexit—worst case scenarios for R&I lawyers [Archived]This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Brexit impactAs of exit day (31...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Mallon of Skadden and Hamish Anderson of Norton Rose Fulbright 27th Jul
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Basic introduction to super senior, senior, mezzanine and junior debtThe range of funding options open to companies has exploded, resulting in a vast...
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Conditions and further terms to scheme of arrangementBrexit impact: The operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected by Brexit. For the...
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National Security and Investment regime—market practice trackerThe National Security and Investment Act 2021 introduces a mandatory foreign direct...
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