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A guide to share purchase agreementsThis Practice Note provides an overview of the agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a private limited...
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19th May
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De facto and shadow directorsDefinition of 'director'The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) broadly defines a director as 'any person occupying the position...
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19th May
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Tailoring a shelf companyA person wishing to set up a new company has the following options:•they can incorporate a new company in accordance with the...
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19th May
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Alternate directorsThis Practice Note considers the appointment and removal of alternate directors, their status, powers, duties and liabilities and...
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19th May
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Non-executive directors—independenceThe concept of independence is key to provisions in the UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code) on board...
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Produced in partnership with Advanced Boardroom Excellence 19th May
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G20/OECD Principles of Corporate GovernanceThis Practice Note discusses the Principles of Corporate Governance (Principles) published by the Group of...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Brenda Hannigan of University of Southampton 19th May
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The Prospectus Regulation—key changes in comparison to the Prospectus Directive regimeThis Practice Note provides an overview of the implementation of...
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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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The Transparency DirectiveThis Practice Note provides an overview of the implementation of and key changes introduced by the EU Transparency Directive...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 19th May
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Sub-division and consolidation of sharesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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19th May
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Insider listsThis Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope...
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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
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Notifying changes in share capital to Companies House—statement of capitalCoronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some...
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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
Q&As
What is the process for a redesignation of shares?This Q&A examines how a company may carry out a redesignation of shares, meaning a change in the...
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19th May
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Financial assistance—a quick guideThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) prohibits: •a public company (or its subsidiary) from giving financial assistance...
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19th May

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Security—an introductory guideThis Practice Note provides a basic introduction to security and covers the following:•what is security•why do lenders...
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9th Sep
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Key features of debenturesDebentures are used in many types of financing where it is desirable to take security over all of the assets of a particular...
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9th Sep
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Fixed and floating chargesThere are four main types of security available under English law: •mortgage•charge•pledge, and•lienThis Practice Note...
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9th Sep
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SubordinationSubordination is a way of changing the priority of claims against a debtor so that one creditor or group of creditors (the junior...
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7th Sep
Precedents
Deed of release: for a debenture or mortgage—single company security provider—full or partial releaseThis Deed is made on [insert day and month]...
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23rd Aug
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Registration of company chargesThe regime for registering charges created by a company at Companies House, as described in this Practice Note, is set...
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12th Aug
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Letter of non-crystallisation of a floating charge under a security agreement[ON HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CHARGEE][insert the name and address of the...
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10th Aug
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Types of securityA lender's primary concern is that it is repaid. Even if a lender obtains a judgment for payment of the sum owed to it by its...
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10th Aug
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Priority between security interestsIn addition to ensuring its security has been validity created and perfected, a secured party will want to ensure...
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10th Aug
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Perfecting securityWhy is it necessary to perfect security?When a creditor takes security, it will be concerned with three issues:•whether the...
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10th Aug
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Contractual priority—varying the basic rules on prioritiesCompeting security interests arise when more than one creditor has taken security over the...
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30th Jul

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