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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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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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Is an organisation formed by Royal Charter required to maintain its own PSC register? A Royal Charter corporation has all the powers of a natural...
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12th Aug
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In relation to the PSC register, can a RLE's information be treated as confirmed if the RLE supplied that information before 6 April 2016 and was not...
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12th Aug
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Scottish partnerships—how are investment structures handled within the PSC regime?Partnerships formed under the law of Scotland have distinct legal...
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12th Aug
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Do preference shareholders satisfy Condition 1 of the PSC regime?Schedule 1A, Part 1 to the Companies Act 2006 specifies five conditions (Conditions)...
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12th Aug
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How do the rules in relation to indirect interests and majority control operate when investigating the owners of non-registrable entities under the...
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1st Aug
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Do you have a template register for people with significant control?We have a number of materials available within Disclosure of beneficial...
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31st Jul
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What is the register of overseas legal entities that own UK property or participate in UK government procurement?Corporate transparency is now viewed...
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31st Jul
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Is a friendly society a relevant legal entity under the people with significant control (PSC) regime?Legal entities will not be relevant legal...
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31st Jul
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PSC register—training materialsSeveral aspects of the PSC regime are impacted by Brexit. For further details see Practice Note: PSC register—the...
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