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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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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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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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Produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) 12th Jan
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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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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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This document provides accessible practical guidance and links to more comprehensive content in relation to class 1 transactions undertaken by UK...
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9th Nov
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Shares in a company may be allotted or transferred to any number of holders (whether they are natural persons or corporate entities) to be held...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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As a corporation (as defined) has no physical presence, it must appoint an individual to attend and act on its behalf at a general meeting of a...
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9th Nov

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There are a number of circumstances in which shares in a company may be transferred, eg upon a sale of the shares, through the transmission of the...
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COMPANY NUMBER: [insert number][insert company name] PLCMinutes of a meeting of the board of directors (the Meeting) of [insert full name of company]...
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Updated in September 2019•Introduction•The Business environment•Forming a company•Financing a company•Opening a bank account•Utilising office...
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Produced in partnership with Gustavo Alcocer of Olivares 8th Apr
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Updated in July 2020IntroductionItaly is a founding member of the EU. It extends for 301,230 sq km and it has a strategic position at the heart of the...
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Updated in December 2019IntroductionGermany is the strongest economy in Europe and one of the largest worldwide. Its central location in the middle of...
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Updated in November 2019IntroductionFrance is an open market economy and provides a business-friendly environment with strong public facilities and a...
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Updated in July 2020IntroductionCyprus is strategically located in the Eastern Mediterranean at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is an...
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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Company names and business names which summarises the legal requirements and...
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8th Apr
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AAlternative record-keepingProvisions in Part 8 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), as inserted by Schedule 5 of The Small Business, Enterprise and...
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8th Apr
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Under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), a company is formed when one or more persons:•subscribe their names to a memorandum of association, and•comply...
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8th Apr
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There are a number of circumstances in which shares in a company may be transferred, eg upon a sale of the shares, through the transmission of the...
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8th Apr
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A person wishing to set up a new company has the following options:•they can incorporate a new company in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (CA...
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