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A guide to share purchase agreementsThis Practice Note provides an overview of the agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a private limited...
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19th May
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De facto and shadow directorsDefinition of 'director'The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) broadly defines a director as 'any person occupying the position...
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19th May
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Tailoring a shelf companyA person wishing to set up a new company has the following options:•they can incorporate a new company in accordance with the...
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19th May
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Alternate directorsThis Practice Note considers the appointment and removal of alternate directors, their status, powers, duties and liabilities and...
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19th May
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Non-executive directors—independenceThe concept of independence is key to provisions in the UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code) on board...
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Produced in partnership with Advanced Boardroom Excellence 19th May
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G20/OECD Principles of Corporate GovernanceThis Practice Note discusses the Principles of Corporate Governance (Principles) published by the Group of...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Brenda Hannigan of University of Southampton 19th May
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The Prospectus Regulation—key changes in comparison to the Prospectus Directive regimeThis Practice Note provides an overview of the implementation of...
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19th May
Q&As
Can a capital contribution/gift by a shareholder be treated as distributable reserves?The issue is whether capital contributions or gifts by a...
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Produced in partnership with Brenda Hannigan of Southampton University 19th May
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The Transparency DirectiveThis Practice Note provides an overview of the implementation of and key changes introduced by the EU Transparency Directive...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 19th May
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Sub-division and consolidation of sharesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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19th May
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Insider listsThis Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope...
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19th May
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General meetings—notice requirements for private and unlisted public companiesA general meeting must satisfy certain requirements set out in the...
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19th May
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Notifying changes in share capital to Companies House—statement of capitalCoronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some...
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19th May
Q&As
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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Produced in partnership with Julian Henwood of Gowling WLG 19th May
Q&As
What is the process for a redesignation of shares?This Q&A examines how a company may carry out a redesignation of shares, meaning a change in the...
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19th May
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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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19th May

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Corporate manslaughter—enforcement and prosecutionThe Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) extends to the whole of the...
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17th Sep
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Does an employer have a duty to report crimes committed by its employees?There is no general obligation placed on individuals or organisations to...
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17th Sep
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Sentencing individuals convicted of gross negligence manslaughterGross negligence manslaughter is a common law offence and occurs when the...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 16th Sep
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Involuntary manslaughterInvoluntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter...
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16th Sep
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Offences under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017)Power to make money laundering regulations post BrexitPost IP completion date, the...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 15th Sep
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Counter-terrorist financing—key information for businessesThis Practice Note outlines counter-terrorist financing provisions (CTF), including the...
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15th Sep
Q&As
Should I set de minimis values in my corporate hospitality and gifts policies?De minimis non curat lex means ‘the law cares not for small things’. But...
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Produced in partnership with Adrian Maxwell of St John's Chambers 14th Sep
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Civil recovery—enforcement abroadCivil recovery—enforcement abroad (historic position)Before the commencement of the Crime and Courts Act 2013,...
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7th Sep
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FCPA—who it applies to and what it prohibits (US)What is the FCPA and what does it prohibit?The Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted...
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7th Sep
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Development of sanctions regime in the UK during the Brexit transition period [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not...
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6th Sep
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Failing to prevent briberyCorporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010This offence can only be committed by relevant...
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3rd Sep
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Deferred prosecution agreementsWhat is a deferred prosecution agreement?A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is an agreement between an organisation...
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3rd Sep
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The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act 2010 comparedBackground to the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActThe US Foreign Corrupt...
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24th Aug
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MLD4—key provisions for financial services firms—one minute guideThis one minute guide summarises the key provisions of the Fourth Anti-Money...
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23rd Aug
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MLD5—key provisions for financial services firms—one minute guideAdoption of MLD5 and implementation in the UKThe Fifth Money Laundering Directive...
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23rd Aug
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Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia;...
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23rd Aug
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Money laundering offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002Money laundering offences—an introductionMoney laundering is the process by which the...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Parker of Corker Binning 23rd Aug
Precedents
Anti-bribery and corruption—code of ethics[Insert organisation name] takes great pride in the way we conduct our business. Our Code of ethics embodies...
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22nd Aug
Q&As
If a company is set up to buy and sell virtual currencies, what anti-money laundering checks and know your customer checks should it carry out on its...
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20th Aug
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Hospitality and promotional expenditureAlmost every business and everyone involved in the carrying on of a trade incorporates an element of...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 20th Aug

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