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A company’s constitutionWhat is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as...
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19th May
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A guide to cash box placingsThis Practice Note explains the cash box structure and the principles behind its use in connection with a proposed placing...
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Produced in partnership with Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells and Maegen Morrison of Hogan Lovells 19th May
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AIM Rules for Companies—Rules 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16—disclosure of corporate transactionsThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rules 12,...
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19th May
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This Deed is made on [insert date]Parties1[Name of company in which the shares are held] incorporated in England and Wales under number [company...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules requirements—the annual financial reportThis Practice Note discusses the requirements of the Disclosure...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 19th May
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Authorised share capital—continued relevanceThe allotment of shares is governed by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006). The requirements that apply...
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19th May
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DTR Resource Note—DTR 5—Vote Holder and Issuer Notification RulesThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Chapter 5 of the Disclosure...
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19th May
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Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules trackerLast updated March 2021Tracker overviewThis Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (DTR) tracker...
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19th May
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The effect of a private company redemption of shares, including post-redemption stepsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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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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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
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Project [insert project name]Prepared for [Insert addressee name][Insert date of report]INDEXReportA. IntroductionB. Executive summaryC. Detailed...
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19th May
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Unregistered companiesWhat is an unregistered company?An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered...
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19th May

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Mandatory environmental reportingCompanies operating in the UK may be required to report on environmental matters in accordance with:•the Companies...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 16th Jul
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Voluntary environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reportingTrend towards environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)...
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 16th Jul
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Environmental social governance—the investment marketBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Clare of Anthesis 8th Jul
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CSR, ESG and human rights reporting and initiativesSustainability toolkitWe have produced a sustainability toolkit, which aims to help practitioners...
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21st Jun
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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)—quoted companies, large unquoted companies and large limited liability partnershipsBackgroundOn 12...
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5th Jun
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Voluntary environmental reportingKey drivers for voluntary environmental reportingA company may choose to report on environmental matters:•to gain a...
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 5th Jun
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Human rights due diligenceWhy is human rights due diligence important?Human rights due diligence is not currently a legal requirement in the UK but is...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
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Voluntary greenhouse gas reportingReasons for reporting GHG emissionsPressure for companies and governments to report on greenhouse gas (GHG)...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th Jun
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Mandatory greenhouse gas reportingPrivate and public sector organisations are increasingly required to report on their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 5th Jun
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on political donationsThis guidance, dated November 2008, produced by The Chartered Governance Institute...
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5th Jun
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Political donationsPart 14 of the Companies Act 2006 (the CA 2006) and the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA 2000) contain...
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5th Jun

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