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IntroductionA most favoured nation (MFN) clause entitles an investor to have visibility of side letter entitlements of other investors in the private...
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Produced in partnership with William Jones of RPC 12th Jan
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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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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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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain filing and registration deadlines are extended by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Definitions Delete the existing definition of ‘Consideration’ in Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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9th Nov
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Why restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an interested person to make an application to the...
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9th Nov
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What is an intention to float announcement?An intention to float announcements (ITF) is generally the first announcement to the public by an issuer of...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Wolfson. 12th Jan
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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the purpose, content and scope of a comfort letter prepared by the auditors of a company preparing to offer...
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9th Nov
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What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of...
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9th Nov
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A limited company that proposes to issue redeemable shares must comply with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).Why do companies issue...
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9th Nov

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Family investment companiesInterest in the use of family investment companies (FICs) as an estate planning vehicle increased following the changes to...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Clark of Mills and Reeve LLP 16th May
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UK real estate investment trusts (REITs)—summaryFORTHCOMING CHANGE: As part of review of the UK funds regime and in particular, a consultation on the...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Shah of Simmons & Simmons LLP based on material originally written by Charles Goddard of Rosetta Tax LLP 15th May
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Forms of business vehicle—tax summaryWhen one or more individuals decide to start a business, they have a choice as to what vehicle they operate that...
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15th May
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Companies limited by guaranteeWhat is a company limited by guarantee?Limited companies can be either limited by shares or by guarantee. A company...
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15th May
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UK SocietasThis Practice Note considers the law and regulation relating to the corporate structure known as a UK Societas. A UK Societas has its roots...
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15th May
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Unregistered companiesWhat is an unregistered company?An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered...
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15th May
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Public companies limited by sharesWhat is a public company limited by shares?A public company limited by shares is a legal entity which is separate...
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15th May
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The nature of a limited partnership and its legal frameworkSources of limited partnership lawThe main body of law governing a limited partnership...
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15th May
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Companies Act 2006—implementation of key provisionsThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) embodies the most wide-ranging reform of company law in over 20...
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15th 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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15th May
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European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIGs)The availability of the European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) in the UK has been significantly...
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15th May
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Companies Act 2006 explanatory notesThe explanatory notes for the Companies Act 2006...
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15th May
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Family businessesMany family businesses start out with quite an informal governing structure in place; the family members have an understanding of...
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15th May
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European companies—formationThe availability of the Societas Europaea (SE) in the UK has been significantly impacted by Brexit. Any SE still...
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15th May
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Model articlesCompanies Act 2006—Model articlesFor reproductions of the model articles set out in the Companies (Model Articles) Regulations...
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15th May
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Companies and other forms of business vehicle—glossary of termsAArticles of associationGenerally referred to simply as the articles. The principal...
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15th May
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Unlimited companiesWhat is an unlimited company?An unlimited company is a private company whose members are not limited in their liability to...
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15th May
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Brexit—European entitiesAt 11pm UK time on 31 January 2020 (exit day), the United Kingdom left the European Union in accordance with a ratified...
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15th May
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Companies Act 2006—history and approach to implementationThe Companies Act 2006 (the CA 2006) embodies the most wide-ranging reform of company law in...
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15th May
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Charitable incorporated organisationsA charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) is a form of legal entity that is only available to charities. It is...
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