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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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Why restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an interested person to make an application to the...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Definitions Delete the existing definition of ‘Consideration’ in Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope of the...
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9th Nov
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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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The Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 came into force on 20 July 2017 and its provisions came fully into effect in Member States on 21 July 2019....
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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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
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
Precedents
Insert the following definitions as new definitions into clause 1 of Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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9th Nov
Precedents
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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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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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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14th Apr
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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 14th Apr
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Offset arrangements arise where an additional investment, payment or other industrial, commercial or economic benefit is offered or required as part...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Corporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010This offence can only be committed by relevant commercial organisations...
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14th Apr
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The nature of the offenceThis Practice Note explains the rules relating to the jurisdiction to try allegations of bribery under the Bribery Act 2010,...
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14th Apr
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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 14th Apr
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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 14th Apr
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Almost every business and everyone involved in the carrying on of a trade incorporates an element of hospitality to existing or potential business...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 14th Apr
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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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14th Apr
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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 14th Apr
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This Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing corporate liability, the...
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9th Apr
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What is a deferred prosecution agreement?A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is an agreement between an organisation and a designated prosecutor to...
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9th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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Background to the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActThe US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a broad and very well-enforced piece of legislation that...
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8th Apr
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STOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing Code, regardless of the date...
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7th Apr
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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 24th Feb
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The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD)...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 24th Feb

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