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This Practice Note summarises the traditional fiduciary duties of company directors, including the duty to act in the best interests of the company,...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope of the...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Important-this provisional allotment letter (pal) is of value and is negotiable. It requires your immediate attention. The offer expires at [insert...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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A ratchet in private equity is a mechanism to vary the amount of equity held by founders, managers and employees post-investment.In a venture capital...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the cash box structure and the principles behind its use in connection with a proposed placing by a public limited company...
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Produced in partnership with Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells and Maegen Morrison of Hogan Lovells 12th Jan
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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note is part of the Share purchase transaction toolkit.In order to effect all aspects of the transaction, each share purchase...
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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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9th Nov
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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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A demerger is a transaction whereby a business carried on by a company within a group is taken out of that group and run under separate management but...
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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 considers the unique contractual status of the articles of association between the company and its members, primarily under s 33(1)...
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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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9th Nov
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It is a fundamental rule of English company law that a limited company having a share capital must maintain that capital. This capital maintenance...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 12th Jan

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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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25th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the COVID-19 outbreak, guidance has been issued by the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies...
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25th Jan
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It is important that the most appropriate form of vehicle is chosen to carry on a business; the choice of vehicle may have a bearing on the business’s...
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22nd Jan
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Charities can adopt a variety of different legal forms or structures. A charity’s governing documents will depend on the form or structure adopted. A...
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21st Jan
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AArticles of associationGenerally referred to simply as the articles. The principal constitutional document of a company (see also Memorandum of...
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19th Jan
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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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18th Jan
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What is a public company limited by shares?A public company limited by shares is a legal entity which is separate and distinct from its members. It is...
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18th Jan
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Corporate legal personality—the Salomon principleA properly formed registered company is a separate legal entity from its shareholders and has...
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18th Jan
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A limited liability partnership (LLP) is not a partnership but a body corporate that is formed under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 (LLPA...
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18th Jan
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Sources of partnership lawThe main body of law governing a general partnership formed under English law (as opposed to a limited liability...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the law and regulation relating to the corporate structure known as a UK Societas. A UK Societas has its roots in the...
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18th Jan
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What is an unincorporated association?An unincorporated association:•is an organisation formed when two or more persons (the members) carry on...
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18th Jan
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What is a private company limited by shares?A private company limited by shares is a legal entity which is separate and distinct from its members. It...
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18th Jan
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Sources of limited partnership lawThe main body of law governing a limited partnership formed under English law (as opposed to a general partnership,...
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18th Jan
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What is a co-operative or community benefit society?A co-operative society or community benefit society (previously known as industrial and provident...
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18th Jan
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What is an unlimited company?An unlimited company is a private company whose members are not limited in their liability to contribute to the...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note is currently archived and is no longer maintained or updated.The availability of the Societas Europaea (SE) in the UK has been...
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18th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the COVID-19 outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been temporarily...
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18th Jan
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What is a company limited by guarantee?Limited companies can be either limited by shares or by guarantee. A company limited by guarantee is a type of...
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18th Jan
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Interest in the use of family investment companies (FICs) as an estate planning vehicle increased following the changes to the tax treatment of trusts...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Clark of Mills and Reeve LLP 15th Jan

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