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A limited company may buy back shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. This is known as a share...
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6th Oct
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A share purchase agreement (SPA) will typically include warranties and indemnities given by the seller in favour of the buyer.Why warranties and...
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26th Sep
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A limited company may buy back shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. This is known as a share...
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5th Oct
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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. Therefore, a company must...
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The allotment of shares and issue of shares is governed by statute and the applicable statutory provisions differ according to the type of company...
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13th Oct
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This Practice Note considers the nature of shares in a company and the classes into which they can be divided. If a company has shares of different...
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25th Sep
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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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8th Oct
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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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26th Sep
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The allotment and issue of shares is governed by statutory rules, which differ according to the type of company which is proposing the allotment...
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13th Oct
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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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26th Sep
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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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14th Oct
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This Practice Note summarises the law in relation to calling a general meeting of a private company limited by shares or a public company limited by...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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An intra-group reorganisation involves the transfer of group company share capital or group assets between two or more companies in the same corporate...
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19th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the London Stock Exchange released a notice to give companies guidance on the...
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12th Oct
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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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12th Oct

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Under section 87 of the Companies Act 2006, a company may change its registered office address by giving notice to Companies House on a Form AD01. In...
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28th Sep
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The two main categories of entity that should be recorded on a persons with significant control (PSC) register are:•registrable individuals with...
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28th Sep
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‘Company records’ are defined in the Section 1134 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), as any register, index, accounting records, agreement,...
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28th Sep
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In the absence of making an application for protection (see below) there are a number of ways in which an individual’s usual residential address (URA)...
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28th Sep
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The Companies Act 2006, s 250 (CA 2006) defines directors as including ‘any person occupying the position of director, by whatever name called’....
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28th Sep
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Accounting recordsSection 388(4) of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) provides that the accounting records that a company is required by CA 2006, s 386...
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28th Sep
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The application of the principles of the people with significant control (PSC) regime to family-owned businesses or any other circumstances where...
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28th Sep
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This Q&A considers, in the context of a transfer of shares, the requirements of the people with significant control (PSC) regime in the period between...
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28th Sep
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Companies House has a dedicated information page regarding the services that it is able to offer during the coronavirus crisis, summarised as...
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28th Sep
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Legal entities will not be relevant legal entities (RLEs) if they are not subject to their own disclosure requirements, for example unlisted overseas...
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28th Sep
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Not every resolution passed by the members of a company needs to be filed at Companies House. In accordance with sections 29–30 of the Companies Act...
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28th Sep
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Due diligenceIn this Q&A we have assumed that the company in question is a private company limited by shares.If a company has lost all statutory...
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28th Sep
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28th Sep
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The exact formalities for dealing with the PSC requirements in the period between execution of a share transfer agreement and the registration of the...
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28th Sep
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Company law does not differentiate between minority and other shareholders for the purpose of setting out rights to inspect and receive copies of...
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28th Sep
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Schedule 1A to the Companies Act 2006 (as inserted by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015) is specific in its wording as regards...
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28th Sep
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Since 6 April 2016, companies are required to maintain their own PSC register, and (since 30 June 2016) have also had to provide this information to...
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28th Sep
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Except where it participates in CREST, every company, other than a private company formed on or after 30 June 2016 that elects not to do so, is...
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28th Sep
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 Schedule 1A, Part 1 to the Companies Act 2006 specifies five conditions (Conditions) (at least one of which must be met) for an individual or...
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