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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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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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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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Shares in a company may be allotted or transferred to any number of holders (whether they are natural persons or corporate entities) to be held...
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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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A ratchet in private equity is a mechanism to vary the amount of equity held by founders, managers and employees post-investment.In a venture capital...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain filing and registration deadlines are extended by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of...
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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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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 agreement of the members of a company is required to make certain changes to a company, such as amending its constitution, name or share capital,...
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9th Nov
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BREXIT IMPACT: The law as set out in this Practice Note may be affected by Brexit. For further details on the potential impact of Brexit, see Impact...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the appointment and removal of alternate directors, their status, powers, duties and liabilities and authority to bind...
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9th Nov
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What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of...
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9th Nov
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Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to...
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9th Nov
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A limited company that proposes to issue redeemable shares must comply with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).Why do companies issue...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the London Stock Exchange released a notice to give companies guidance on the...
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9th Nov

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Drag along and tag along rights are common provisions in private equity (PE)/venture capital (VC) and corporate joint venture (JV) transaction...
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6th May
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This note provides an oversight of the law and practice relating to company constitution, with links to relevant commentary and...
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27th Apr
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There are two forms of general meetings under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006): general meetings and annual general meetings (AGMs). A general meeting...
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27th Apr
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Unlike company general meetings and annual general meetings (AGMs), there are no specific provisions in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) regulating...
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27th Apr
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There are two forms of general meetings under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006): general meetings and annual general meetings (AGMs). A general meeting...
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27th Apr
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In accordance with Part 15 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) all companies must produce accounts, but the statutory requirements to be met in...
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8th Apr
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It is important that the most appropriate form of vehicle is chosen to carry on a business; the choice of vehicle may have a bearing on the business’s...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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The people with significant control (PSC) register gives more accurate and current information on who ultimately owns and controls companies and other...
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8th Apr
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The following paragraph from the Cadbury Report has been the generally accepted definition of corporate governance since 1992:'Corporate governance is...
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8th Apr
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In the UK, the audit of accounts and reports is governed by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), Parts 16 and 42.Under CA 2006, s 475, a company is...
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8th Apr
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A deadlock is where parties to an agreement have an irreconcilable conflict and are therefore unable to reach agreement. This term is often used in...
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31st Mar
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17th Mar
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A company’s share capital comprises the number of shares it has allotted and issued to shareholders at any given time.Subject to certain...
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This document provides accessible practical guidance and links to more comprehensive content in relation to the class tests used to classify a...
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