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Sale of treasury sharesA limited company may hold, or deal with, shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)...
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What is the definition of body corporate as used in s 1159 of the Companies Act 2006?Section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), for the...
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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) Corporate Governance CodeThe Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that...
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Clause 1.1 —Add the following definition: PIK Notes means Payment in Kind Notes; [Loan note...
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Continuing obligations—vote holder and issuer notification rules (DTR 5)This Practice Note focuses on the notification obligations of holders of...
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Can a company with Table A articles conduct board meetings via telephone?Companies should comply with their articles of association in relation to the...
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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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Substantial property transactions—requirement to obtain members’ approvalThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains provisions that restrict and...
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Matters reserved for the boardThe UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code) of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) sets out standards of good...
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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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21st Jul
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The Bribery Act 2010—an introductory guideThe Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 21st Jul
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Civil recovery orders in SFO casesA civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High...
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20th Jul
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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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13th Jul
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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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6th Jul
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Facilitation payments under the Bribery Act 2010Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 6th Jul
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When can a commission be a bribe?All commissions constitute the giving of a financial advantage, although they will not necessarily be...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 6th Jul
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Active bribery, passive bribery and bribing foreign public officialsThe purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 6th Jul
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Corporate criminal liabilityThis Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing...
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5th Jul
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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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28th Jun
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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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28th Jun
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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 28th Jun
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Anti-bribery and corruption—charitable and political donationsCharitable and political donations can give rise to higher risks of bribery and...
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28th Jun
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Jurisdiction in respect of allegations of briberyThe nature of the offenceThis Practice Note explains the rules relating to the jurisdiction to try...
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28th Jun
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Anti-bribery—adequate proceduresIt is an offence to pay or receive a bribe under the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). Companies and partnerships will also...
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6th Jun
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 5th Jun
Q&As
Am I allowed to pay or receive a commission under anti-bribery legislation?Please note, this Q&A only considers UK bribery legislation.Payment of...
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5th Jun
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Is it necessary to conduct anti-bribery and corruption due diligence on suppliers?Agent, intermediary or supplier?Your organisation can be held liable...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Indicators of bribery and corruptionYou do not have to behave like a police officer but you do have to remain alert to the warning signs of bribery...
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5th Jun

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