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A guide to share purchase agreementsThis Practice Note provides an overview of the agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a private limited...
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19th May
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De facto and shadow directorsDefinition of 'director'The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) broadly defines a director as 'any person occupying the position...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Produced in partnership with Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 19th May
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Sub-division and consolidation of sharesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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19th May
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Insider listsThis Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope...
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19th May
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General meetings—notice requirements for private and unlisted public companiesA general meeting must satisfy certain requirements set out in the...
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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
Q&As
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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What is the process for a redesignation of shares?This Q&A examines how a company may carry out a redesignation of shares, meaning a change in the...
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19th May
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Financial assistance—a quick guideThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) prohibits: •a public company (or its subsidiary) from giving financial assistance...
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19th May

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