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Form of transfer of sharesThere are a number of circumstances in which shares in a company may be transferred, eg upon a sale of the shares, through...
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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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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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Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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Continuing obligations—vote holder and issuer notification rules (DTR 5)This Practice Note focuses on the notification obligations of holders of...
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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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G20/OECD Principles of Corporate GovernanceThis Practice Note discusses the Principles of Corporate Governance (Principles) published by the Group of...
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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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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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Directors’ responsibilities statements—company accountsA company's annual report and accounts will often include an appropriate description of...
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The unquoted companies regimeThe rules governing annual accounts and reports of unquoted companies are set out in:•Part 15 of the Companies Act 2006...
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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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Drafting and negotiating ancillary documents in a share purchase transactionThis Practice Note is part of the Share purchase transaction toolkit.In...
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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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Is it possible to make a manuscript amendment to the consideration clause of a stock transfer form after signature?The correct process to be followed...
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Project [insert project name]Prepared for [Insert addressee name][Insert date of report]INDEXReportA. IntroductionB. Executive summaryC. Detailed...
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Disclosure of interests and dealings in shares prior to and during a takeoverBrexit impactThe operation of the UK takeovers regime has been affected...
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Public M&A deals H1 2019—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportMarket Tracker’s latest trend report, Trends in UK Public M&A deals in H1 2019, examines the...
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5th Jun
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Dealings in shares—prior to and during an offerBrexit impactThe operation of the UK takeovers regime has been affected by Brexit. For the purposes of...
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5th Jun
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Recent trends in UK shareholder activism (September 2020)—Market Tracker Trend ReportThis Market Tracker trend report, produced in association with...
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Public M&A deals H1 2013—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportThis report examines market trends in respect of UK public M&A deals in the first half of 2013....
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Public M&A deals 2019—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportThe Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 66 firm offers and 45 possible...
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Public M&A deals 2018—UK––Market Tracker Trend ReportThe Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 42 firm and 49 possible offers...
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Accounting issues on mergers and acquisitions—business combinations under IFRS and new UK GAAP (FRS 102)IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December...
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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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Amendments to the Takeover Code (September 2011) [Archived]This Practice Note summarises the important amendments made to the City Code on Takeovers...
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5th Jun
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The changing nature of the UK takeover regime since 2011 [Archived]This Practice Note first appeared as an article titled 'All change at the ToP:...
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Public M&A deals H1 2016—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportThis report provides in-depth analysis of the 42 firm and possible offer announcements made for...
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Brexit—UK takeover regimeAt 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 (exit day), the United Kingdom left the European Union in accordance with a ratified...
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Public M&A deals H1 2015—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportThis report provides in-depth analysis of the 46 firm and possible offer announcements made for...
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The Panel and the regulatory framework of takeoversBrexit impactThe operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected by Brexit, in particular in...
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5th Jun
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Legal and regulatory frameworkBrexit impactThe operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected by Brexit, in particular in the following...
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5th Jun
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Public M&A deals 2016—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportThe Market Tracker Trend Report provides in-depth analysis of the 94 firm and possible offers...
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Non-Code offers—private and unquoted public companiesThe acquisition of a private or unquoted company is typically structured through a contractual...
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Public company takeovers quizThis Practice Note contains links to our public company takeovers quiz, which tests users’ knowledge on various aspects...
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5th Jun
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Public M&A deals H1 2020—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportThe Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 12 firm offers and ten...
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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 5th Jun

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