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Why restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an interested person to make an application to the...
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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
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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What is an unregistered company?An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered under the Companies...
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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
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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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The Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 came into force on 20 July 2017 and its provisions came fully into effect in Member States on 21 July 2019....
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note summarises the procedure to amend or change a company’s articles of association in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (CA...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note focuses on how a company secretary of a public company (as defined) or a private company (as defined) may be removed.It does not...
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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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This Practice Note examines the law and practice on giving irrevocable commitments or undertakings or letters of intent in the context of a public...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note describes the legal issues that may arise where there is a gap in time between exchange/signing (at which time the share purchase...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note outlines the written resolution method directors may adopt to take decisions instead of holding board meetings. It also considers...
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9th Nov
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It is a fundamental rule of English company law that a limited company having a share capital must maintain that capital. This capital maintenance...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 12th Jan
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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9th Nov

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NOTE: This archived Practice Note summarises the European regime governing mergers between companies based in at least two different member states of...
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24th Feb
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The UK merger regime is voluntary, which means that if a transaction falls within the scope of the UK merger rules, there is no requirement to seek...
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22nd Feb
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If a transaction falls under the concept of a notifiable ‘concentration’ within the meaning of the EU Merger Regulation and meets the EU Merger...
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22nd Feb
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The merger control rules of the UK are contained in the Enterprise Act 2002, as amended. Under the UK merger control rules, the Competition and...
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22nd Feb
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Brexit impactThe operation of the UK takeovers regime has been affected by Brexit. For the purposes of this note, the principal change relates to the...
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18th Feb
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Brexit impactThe operation of the UK takeovers regime has been affected by Brexit. For further details of its impact, see Practice Note: Brexit—UK...
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18th Feb
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References in this glossary to Rules and Notes are to the rules of, and notes to, The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code) and references to the...
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18th Feb
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Bermuda; Brazil; Bulgaria; Canada; China; Denmark; Egypt;...
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17th Feb
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Africa – A Regional Overview; Argentina; Austria; Czech Republic; Egypt;...
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17th Feb
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STOP PRESS: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see:...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab of Serle Court 15th Feb
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This Practice Note summarises the important amendments made to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code) in September 2011. The changes were...
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14th Feb
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Brexit impactThe operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected by Brexit, in particular in the following areas:•the loss of the ability to...
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14th Feb
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The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 42 firm offers, 45 possible offers and 13 formal sale processes and/or strategic...
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Produced in partnership with Giles Distin of Addleshaw Goddard, Simon Wood of Addleshaw Goddard, Simon Allport of Bird & Bird, Alison Smith of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Selina Sagayam of Gibson Dunn, Adam Cain, Julian Stanier, Tom Matthews of White & Case, Dominic Ross of White & Case and Patrick Sarch Partner of White & Case 5th Feb
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The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 66 firm offers and 45 possible offers made for quoted companies subject to the...
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Produced in partnership with Giles Distin of Addleshaw Goddard, Simon Wood of Addleshaw Goddard, Alison Smith of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Selina Sagayam of Gibson Dunn, Leon Ferera of Jones Day, Adam Cain, Julian Stanier, Tom Matthews of White & Case, Dominic Ross of White & Case, Patrick Sarch Partner of White & Case and Simon Allport of Bird & Bird 2nd Feb
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The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 12 firm offers and ten possible offers made for Main Market and AIM companies...
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Produced in partnership with Giles Distin of Addleshaw Goddard, Simon Wood of Addleshaw Goddard, Alison Smith of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Selina Sagayam of Gibson Dunn, Leon Ferera of Jones Day, Adam Cain, Julian Stanier, Tom Matthews of White & Case, Dominic Ross of White & Case and Patrick Sarch Partner of White & Case 2nd Feb
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Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to...
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2nd Feb
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Brexit impactThe operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected by Brexit, in particular in the following areas:•the loss of the ability to...
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1st Feb
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This Practice Note explains what a public to private (P2P) transaction is and the applicable UK regulatory regime. It also considers specific issues a...
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1st Feb
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At 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 (exit day), the United Kingdom left the European Union in accordance with a ratified Withdrawal Agreement between the...
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1st Feb

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