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Separate legal personality and the corporate veilCorporate legal personality—the Salomon principleA properly formed registered company is a separate...
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19th May
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Demergers—an introduction for corporate lawyersA demerger is a transaction whereby a business carried on by a company within a group is taken out of...
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19th May
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Returning capital to shareholders—B share schemesWhat is a B share scheme and why is it used?A B share scheme is one method used by UK companies to...
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Produced in partnership with Glafkos Tombolis 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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Takeover Code—Rule 34—Right of withdrawalThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rule 34 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code),...
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19th May
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The Duomatic principleThe principle definedCompany decisions are made by way of resolutions of the shareholders. There are three ways in which a...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) 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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Payments for a director’s loss of office—transfer of an undertakingThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains provisions that require payments made by...
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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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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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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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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
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Quasi-loans to directors, connected persons and related arrangements—requirement to obtain members’ approvalThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains...
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19th May
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Is it possible to make a manuscript amendment to the consideration clause of a stock transfer form after signature?The correct process to be followed...
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19th May
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Company restoration—restoration by court orderWhy restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an...
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19th May

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SPAC trackerLast updated 31 July 2021.Tracker overviewThis Practice Note tracks special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) which have been admitted...
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4th Aug
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Directors’ remuneration—institutional investor guidelinesBackgroundThe remuneration of quoted company executive directors is subject to greater...
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4th Aug
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Dual class share structure trackerThis tracker looks at companies listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market with a dual class share structure...
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4th Aug
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CGI, GC100 and institutional investor guidanceA selection of the key guidance issued by The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as ICSA:...
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4th Aug
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Directors’ remuneration—quoted and unquoted traded companiesThis Practice Note outlines the regulatory framework for remuneration of directors of...
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4th Aug
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The corporate governance statementThe UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code) sets out standards of good practice in relation to leadership and...
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4th Aug
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The UK Corporate Governance CodeThis Practice Note summarises the application, purpose and provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code),...
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4th Aug
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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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3rd Aug
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The Prospectus Regulation—level 2 and level 3 measuresProspectus Regulation—Level 2 measuresThe tables below lists Commission Delegated Regulations...
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3rd Aug
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Prospectus Regulation and Prospectus Directive comparison and analysisIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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3rd Aug
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The Capital Markets UnionIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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3rd Aug
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The Prospectus Regulation—prospectus format and contentsIn this Practice Note, links are given to the relevant provisions of EU and/or UK legislation,...
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3rd Aug
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The Prospectus Regulation—is a prospectus required?In each section of this Practice Note, links are given to the relevant provisions of EU and/or UK...
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3rd Aug
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The Prospectus Regulation—essentialsIn each section of this Practice Note, links are given to the relevant provisions of EU and/or UK legislation, as...
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3rd Aug
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The Prospectus Regulation—approval of prospectuses and single passportIn this Practice Note, links are given to the relevant provisions of EU and/or...
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3rd Aug
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Prospectus Regulation roadmapIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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3rd Aug
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Holding a general meeting of a listed public companyCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Notice contains guidance that may be affected by the...
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1st Aug
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General meetings—notice requirements for listed public companiesThis Practice Note summarises the law relating to the steps involved in preparing,...
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1st Aug
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Holding an AGM of a listed public companyCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Notice contains guidance that may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak....
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1st Aug
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What continuing obligations does a standard listed company have to comply with?Written in partnership with Danette Antao (Senior Knowledge Lawyer,...
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