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This Practice Note provides an overview of the agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a private limited company (target): the share purchase...
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The agreement of the members of a company is required to make certain changes to a company, such as amending its constitution, name or share capital,...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been...
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What is an unregistered company?An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered under the Companies...
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This document provides accessible practical guidance and links to more comprehensive content in relation to class 1 transactions undertaken by UK...
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The Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 came into force on 20 July 2017 and its provisions came fully into effect in Member States on 21 July 2019....
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This Practice Note summarises the procedure to amend or change a company’s articles of association in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (CA...
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A company having a share capital may have separate classes of shares. As a general rule, a type of share will form a separate class from other shares...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the law and practice on giving irrevocable commitments or undertakings or letters of intent in the context of a public...
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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-sized quoted companies. One...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note describes the legal issues that may arise where there is a gap in time between exchange/signing (at which time the share purchase...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Please note that this precedent is for information only and is a memorandum setting out the details of the Model Code that was contained in the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note outlines the written resolution method directors may adopt to take decisions instead of holding board meetings. It also considers...
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Insert the following definitions as new definitions into clause 1 of Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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As a corporation (as defined) has no physical presence, it must appoint an individual to attend and act on its behalf at a general meeting of a...
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A disqualification order is made to protect the public from those who, for reasons of dishonesty, naivety or incompetence, abuse their role and status...
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This practice note focuses on how a company secretary of a public company (as defined) or a private company (as defined) may resign.It does not...
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BREXIT IMPACT: The information to be given when appointing a corporate director will be affected by Brexit. In short, UK companies that already have...
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This Practice Note focuses on how a company secretary of a public company (as defined) or a private company (as defined) may be removed.It does not...
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BREXIT IMPACT: The information to be given when appointing a corporate secretary will be affected by Brexit. In short, UK companies that already have...
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On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum on its membership of the European Union, with a majority voting in favour of the United Kingdom...
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The aim of Part 9 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) is to make it easier for indirect investors both to receive regular company information and to...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Pre-Emption Group published a statement recommending that investors...
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BREXIT IMPACT: For details on the impact of Brexit on the matters discussed in this note, see Impact of Brexit on overseas companies below.When an...
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1st Dec
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BREXIT IMPACT: The UK audit regime may be affected by Brexit. For further details of its impact, see Brexit—statutory audit.There are statutory...
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The directors' report has an important function in providing shareholders with information about the company's business which may not be ascertainable...
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The 2003 EU corporate governance action planIn 2003 the European Commission (Commission) initiated a formal action plan aimed at enhancing corporate...
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Certain aspects of the UK audit regime may be affected by Brexit. For further details about the audit framework after the end of the Brexit transition...
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Certain aspects of the UK corporate reporting framework may be affected by Brexit. For further details about the UK accounting and reporting framework...
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BREXIT IMPACT: The law as set out in this Practice Note may be affected by Brexit. For further details on the potential impact of Brexit, see Impact...
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A minority member in a company does not have much power to influence its management or any majority member(s) and, therefore, sometimes their...
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At 11pm UK time on 31 January 2020 (exit day), the United Kingdom left the European Union in accordance with a ratified Withdrawal Agreement between...
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1st Dec
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The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) and The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015 (the...
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There are statutory provisions relating to an auditor’s duties and rights.There may be other rules relating to a company’s obligations in relation to...
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BREXIT IMPACT: The law as set out in this Practice Note may be affected by Brexit. For further details on the potential impact of Brexit, see Impact...
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