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Companies limited by guaranteeWhat is a company limited by guarantee?Limited companies can be either limited by shares or by guarantee. A company...
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19th May
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A company’s constitutionWhat is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as...
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19th May
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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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Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules requirements—the annual financial reportThis Practice Note discusses the requirements of the Disclosure...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 19th May
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Payments for a director’s loss of officeThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains provisions relating to payments made by a company to a director as...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Authorised share capital—continued relevanceThe allotment of shares is governed by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006). The requirements that apply...
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19th May
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Demergers—an introduction for corporate lawyersA demerger is a transaction whereby a business carried on by a company within a group is taken out of...
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19th May
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Private companies limited by sharesWhat is a private company limited by shares?A private company limited by shares is a legal entity which is separate...
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19th May
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Directors’ decision-making—written resolutions and decisions by sole directorsThis Practice Note outlines the written resolution method directors may...
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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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Takeover Code—Rule 34—Right of withdrawalThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rule 34 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code),...
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19th May
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Can a company with Table A articles conduct board meetings via telephone?Companies should comply with their articles of association in relation to 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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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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Break fees—share purchaseThe nature and purpose of break feesBreak fees are generally designed to compensate one party’s legal and professional costs...
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19th May

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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 25th Jul
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Key definitions under data protection lawOn 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between...
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Produced in partnership with Fieldfisher 25th Jul
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12th Jul
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9th Jul
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Listed and public company issues—share and asset purchasesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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1st Jul
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Private equity investment—the acquisition processThe acquisition of a company or business and assets in the context of a private equity buyout, while...
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1st Jul
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1st Jul
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