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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
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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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Brexit and IP completion day—the implications for pensionsThis Practice Note outlines the key general implications in relation to pensions arising...
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Produced in partnership with Catherine Salafia of Eversheds Sutherland and Francois Barker of Eversheds Sutherland 15th Aug
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Impact of Brexit on share awards/schemesLevel of uncertaintyFollowing the UK's departure from the EU on 31 January 2020 and the last minute trade deal...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Edwards of Baker McKenzie and Gill Murdoch of Baker McKenzie 15th Aug
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Brexit legislation tracker 2017–19 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It tracks the progress of UK...
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12th Aug
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Brexit—key legislation explainedBackground—EU law in the UKPre-exit dayThe European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972) was introduced and intended to...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 12th Aug
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The status of EU law in the UK after Brexit This Practice Note provides background reading on the key forms and principles of EU law and legislation,...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner of LexisNexis 12th Aug
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WTO—an introductory guideWhat is the World Trade Organization (WTO)?The WTO administers the WTO trade agreements which govern trade between states. It...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryant of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 12th Aug
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Brexit legislation tracker 2019 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It tracks the progress of UK primary...
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12th Aug
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Brexit—implications for ScotlandIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law...
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Produced in partnership with Roy Martin QC and Denis Edwards of Terra Firma Chambers 12th Aug
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 12th Aug
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 12th Aug
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Retained EU law—training materialsThese training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training...
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12th Aug
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What guidance is available to prepare for no deal Brexit?As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting...
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12th Aug
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What are the key features of a Brexit SI?As part of the UK’s domestic preparation for Brexit, the government is introducing a range of primary and...
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12th Aug
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What is retained EU law?Retained EU law is a legal concept describing EU-derived legislation, rights and principles the UK plans to preserve in UK law...
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Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 12th Aug
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What is the sifting process for Brexit legislation?Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), before certain proposed statutory...
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12th Aug
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How is prorogation of Parliament relevant to Brexit?What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary...
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12th Aug
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What are Francovich damages and how does Brexit impact the right to claim?Damages may be available from an EU Member State if it is found to have...
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12th Aug
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In the context of Brexit, what is meant by the ‘transition or implementation period’?The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the...
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12th Aug
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What is prorogation of Parliament?What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary session without the...
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12th Aug
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What does IP completion day mean for Corporate lawyers?During the Brexit implementation period which ran until 11pm UK time on 31 December 2020 (IP...
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12th Aug

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