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This Practice Note is part of the Share purchase transaction toolkit.In order to effect all aspects of the transaction, each share purchase...
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9th Nov
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A minority member in a company does not have much power to influence its management or any majority member(s) and, therefore, sometimes their...
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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 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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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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The underwriters or initial purchasers in an international securities offering will customarily require that the issuer's accountants provide one or...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Kohl of Hogan Lovells International LLP 12th Jan
Precedents
Important-this provisional allotment letter (pal) is of value and is negotiable. It requires your immediate attention. The offer expires at [insert...
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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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What is an intention to float announcement?An intention to float announcements (ITF) is generally the first announcement to the public by an issuer of...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Wolfson. 12th Jan
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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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This Practice Note provides an overview of the agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a private limited company (target): the share purchase...
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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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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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Under the Prospectus Regulation an issuer is required to publish a prospectus which must be approved by a competent authority when offering securities...
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24th Dec
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The basic requirement for a prospectus to be produced when an offer is made to the public is contained in section 85(1) of the Financial Services and...
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24th Dec
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At the end of the Brexit implementation period (IP completion day), and in the absence of any agreement between the UK and the EU to the contrary, the...
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24th Dec
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Written in partnership with Ashley Cooper (Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP) and Maegen Morrison (Partner, Hogan Lovells International...
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24th Dec
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Section 90 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) outlines the requirements for compensation for statements in listing particulars...
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24th Dec
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Written in partnership with John Holme (Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP) and Maegen Morrison (Partner, Hogan Lovells International...
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6th Dec
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Shares in a company can be issued as certificated shares or uncertificated shares. Generally, shares issued by private companies and unlisted public...
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6th Dec
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A power of attorney (POA) is a formal instrument, executed by deed, by which a legal person (the donor) gives another legal person or persons (the...
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6th Dec
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Prohibition of public offers by private company (Companies Act 2006, Part 20, Chapter 1)Under the section 755(1) of the Companies Act (CA 2006), a...
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6th Dec
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General restriction on a private company making an offer of securities to the publicSection 755 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains a general...
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6th Dec
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Written in partnership with Elly Dennis (Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP) and Maegen Morrison (Partner, Hogan Lovells International...
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6th Dec
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Rights issue and open offers are means of capital raising for a company. Rights issues involve the offer of shares, usually at a substantial discount...
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6th Dec
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Chapter 17 of the Listing Rules (LR) relates to standard listings of debt and debt-like securities. LR 17.3 sets out the continuing obligations for...
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6th Dec
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Where transferable securities are being offered to the public and admission to trading of such transferable securities is being sought, only a single...
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6th Dec
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The most common types of secondary issue in the UK are rights issues, open offers and placings. Rights issues and open offers are pre-emptive public...
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6th Dec
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If a company is being incorporated as a public company from scratch, one of the requirements is that the public company must apply for a trading...
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6th Dec
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Written in partnership with Nothando Malaba (Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP) and Maegen Morrison (Partner, Hogan Lovells International...
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6th Dec
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A dividend re-investment plan (DRIP) allows a shareholder to receive shares in a company as an alternative to receiving a cash dividend. If a...
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6th Dec
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Written in partnership with Melissa Ratchev (Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP) and Maegen Morrison (Partner, Hogan Lovells International...
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6th Dec
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The Market Abuse Directive 2003/6/EC (MAD) entered into force on 12 April 2003 and established an European Union (EU) wide regime for...
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