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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-sized quoted companies. One...
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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain filing and registration deadlines are extended by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of...
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Definitions Delete the existing definition of ‘Consideration’ in Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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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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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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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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This Practice Note provides an overview of the purpose, content and scope of a comfort letter prepared by the auditors of a company preparing to offer...
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Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a...
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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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Shareholder resolutionsThe agreement of the members of a company is required to make certain changes to a company, such as amending its constitution,...
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15th May
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General meetings (including AGMs)—members’ rightsThis Practice Note summarises the rights members have in relation to general meetings (including...
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15th 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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15th May
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Corporate representativesAs a corporation (as defined) has no physical presence, it must appoint an individual to attend and act on its behalf at a...
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15th May
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on proxy voting abstentions [Archived]This archived guidance, dated August 2004 and updated in 2013,...
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15th May
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Holding a general meeting of a listed public companyIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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15th May
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Holding a general meeting—fundamentalsThere are two forms of general meetings under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006): general meetings and annual...
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15th May
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on changes resulting from the implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive [Archived]This archived...
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15th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—AGM trackerScope of this trackerThe two tables in this document track how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the...
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15th May
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on Code provision E.2.4 [Archived]Queries have been raised regarding the wording of provision E.2.4 of the...
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15th May
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Quorum requirements for general meetings (including AGMs)This Practice Note summarises the law relating to quorum requirements for a company’s general...
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15th May
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on CREST proxy voting service [Archived]This archived guidance, dated July 2003 and updated in 2013,...
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15th May
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on written resolutionsThis guidance, dated November 2004, produced by The Chartered Governance Institute...
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15th May
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2021 guidanceOn 24 February 2021 the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) issued updated guidance (2021 Guidance) which anticipates that because of...
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27th Apr
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To: The Directors[insert company name] [Limited OR PLC][insert address of company][insert date]Special notice: [insert company name] [Limited OR PLC]...
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23rd Apr
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Special resolution1[That the articles of association of the Company be amended by deleting all the objects of the Company that, by virtue of the...
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22nd Apr
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Company number: [insert number]The companies act 2006Private company limited by sharesWritten resolution[S] OF...
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21st Apr
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There is no specific statutory restriction on a company withdrawing a resolution after the notice of the meeting has been sent. However, a number of...
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21st Apr
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Sections 29–30 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) require all special resolutions to be filed with the Registrar within 15 days. Failure to do so...
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21st Apr

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