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A guide to cash box placingsThis Practice Note explains the cash box structure and the principles behind its use in connection with a proposed placing...
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Produced in partnership with Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells and Maegen Morrison of Hogan Lovells 19th May
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This Deed is made on [insert date]Parties1[Name of company in which the shares are held] incorporated in England and Wales under number [company...
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19th May
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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) Corporate Governance CodeThe Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that...
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19th May
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DTR Resource Note—DTR 5—Vote Holder and Issuer Notification RulesThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Chapter 5 of the Disclosure...
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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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Class 1 transactions—fundamentalsThis document provides accessible practical guidance and links to more comprehensive content in relation to class 1...
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19th May
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Equity warrants—private companyThis Practice Note provides an overview of equity warrants in the context of private company investment. Listed equity...
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19th May
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Acting in concertProduced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance...
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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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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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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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Takeover Code—Rule 3—Independent adviceThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rule 3 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code),...
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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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Class rights and variation of class rightsA company having a share capital may have separate classes of shares. As a general rule, a type of share...
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19th May
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The Directors[insert company name][insert company address][insert date]Dear Directors,[insert company name] Limited (the Company)[I, OR We,][insert...
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19th May

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Drag and tag along provisions—articlesInsert new articles 45 and 46 in Precedent: Articles of association—private limited company or new articles 70...
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23rd Jul
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Confidentiality letter—private M&A—share purchase—corporate sellerStrictly private and confidentialTo: [insert buyer name][insert buyer address]Date:...
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22nd Jul
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Special resolution disapplying pre-emption rights under s 571 CA 2006 (private company with more than one class of shares or creating a new class of...
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21st Jul
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Special resolution disapplying pre-emption rights under s 570 CA 2006 (private company with more than one class of shares or creating a new class of...
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21st Jul
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Pre-emption rights—general issuesThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) gives existing shareholders of companies a right of pre-emption by providing that a...
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21st Jul
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Allotment and issue of shares—introductory pointsThe allotment of shares and issue of shares is governed by statute and the applicable statutory...
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21st Jul
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Venture capital investmentVenture capital is a type of private equity investment provided to early stage, start-up businesses with little or no...
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19th Jul
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Exclusivity letter—private M&A—share purchaseStrictly private and confidentialTo: [Insert potential seller name][Insert potential seller address]FAO:...
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19th Jul
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Subscription and shareholders’ agreement—multiple investorsThis Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[Insert name of company in which the shares...
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5th Jul
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Subscription and shareholders’ agreement—business angel investors—short formThis Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[Insert name of investee...
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5th Jul
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Subscription and shareholders’ agreement—single investorThis Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[Insert name of company in which the shares are...
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5th Jul
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Cross-option agreementThis Agreement is made on [insert day and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name of shareholder] of [insert address];...
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1st Jul
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Put and call option agreementThis Agreement is made [as a deed] on [insert date]Parties1[insert name of buyer] [incorporated and registered in [insert...
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1st Jul
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Put option agreementThis Agreement is made [as a deed] on [insert date]Parties1[insert name of buyer] [incorporated and registered in [insert place of...
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1st Jul
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Call option agreementThis Agreement is made [as a deed] on [insert date]Parties1[insert name of Buyer] [incorporated and registered in [insert place...
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1st Jul
Q&As
Who can apply to appoint an independent party to resolve a dispute under the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ (ICAEW)...
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28th Jun
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AIFMD—essentialsThis Practice Note explores key elements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) (AIFMD),...
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28th Jun
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Employee shareholder statusIMPORTANT NOTE: The ability to offer tax-favoured employee shareholder shares or ESS (commonly used in private equity...
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28th Jun
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Impact of Brexit: AIFMD—quick guideThis Brexit Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/61/EC (AIFMD) quick guide details current UK...
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25th Jun
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Completion checklist/list of documentsProject [insert name of project]1Preliminary1.1Heads of Agreement/Equity Term Sheet1.2Manager’s Questionnaires...
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