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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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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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Produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) 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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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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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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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 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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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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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
Precedents
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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DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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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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9th Nov

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What is the FCPA and what does it prohibit?The Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted in 1977 and amended after complaints from industry...
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20th Jan
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Self-reporting is the process by which a business can report to law enforcement agencies upon its discovery of financial or other wrongdoing within...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Dent (Barrister) of 5 St Andrew’s Hill 20th Jan
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The Sentencing Council has published an offence-specific sentencing guideline for corporate manslaughter which, pursuant to section 59 of the...
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19th Jan
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The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) came into force on 1 July 2011. The BA 2010 creates a host of legal considerations in relation to corporate...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hill of Outer Temple Chambers 18th Jan
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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17th Jan
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Hong...
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16th Jan
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Will Glover of 3 Temple Gardens 16th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the scope and application of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)...
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15th Jan
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It is an offence to pay or receive a bribe under the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). Companies and partnerships will also commit an offence where a bribe...
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15th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD), replacing the Third Directive which...
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15th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of Byrne and Partners LLP 15th Jan
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The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002), the Terrorism Act 2000 (TA 2000) and the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds...
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13th Jan
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Gross negligence manslaughter is a common law offence and occurs when the offender:•is in breach of a duty of care towards the victim•the breach...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 13th Jan
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Lawyers and the companies they advise need to understand what their sanctions risks are in order to develop and implement an appropriate compliance...
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12th Jan
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Charitable and political donations can give rise to higher risks of bribery and corruption. They can be (or be seen to be) bribes in disguise.This...
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11th Jan
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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11th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Parker of Corker Binning 11th Jan
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 11th Jan
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An agent is a person who performs services for or on behalf of a commercial organisation. The use of agents will principally create risk under the...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 11th Jan
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All commissions constitute the giving of a financial advantage, although they will not necessarily be bribes.Commissions may be facilitation payments,...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 11th Jan

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