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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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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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The principle definedCompany decisions are made by way of resolutions of the shareholders. There are three ways in which a resolution of a company may...
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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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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
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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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The underwriters or initial purchasers in an international securities offering will customarily require that the issuer's accountants provide one or...
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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 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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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 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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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
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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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The [Secretary OR Directors][insert company name][insert company address][Insert date]Dear [[insert name] OR Company Secretary]Re: [insert company...
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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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1st Mar
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For the purposes of this Q&A, we have assumed that the company is a company limited by guarantee without a share capital (although a company limited...
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15th Feb
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If a company is formed with no limit on the liability of its members, the company is an ‘unlimited company’ (section 3(4) of the Companies Act 2006...
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15th Feb
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Limited companies have rules regarding capital maintenance in order to protect their creditors. However, unlimited companies are not restricted by the...
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15th Feb
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This Q&A covers the situation in which a business is converting from a sole trader to a private company limited by shares. For other types of...
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15th Feb
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A charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) is a form of legal entity that is only available to charities. A CIO is an incorporated entity with its...
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15th Feb
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In the case of an unlimited company with a share capital, the procedure for selling and purchasing such a company would be the same as for a private...
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15th Feb
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As set out in the Practice Note: Companies limited by guarantee, in general, all of the same requirements for private companies limited by shares...
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15th Feb
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Section 11 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) requires that upon the formation of a company limited by guarantee, a statement of the guarantee must...
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15th Feb
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The definition of ‘affiliate’ or ‘affiliated’ in relation to corporate relationships will depend on the context in which a particular relationship...
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12th Jan

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