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Separate legal personality and the corporate veilCorporate legal personality—the Salomon principleA properly formed registered company is a separate...
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19th May
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AIM Rules for Companies—Rules 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16—disclosure of corporate transactionsThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rules 12,...
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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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Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules requirements—the annual financial reportThis Practice Note discusses the requirements of the Disclosure...
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Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules trackerLast updated March 2021Tracker overviewThis Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (DTR) tracker...
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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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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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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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Directors’ responsibilities statements—company accountsA company's annual report and accounts will often include an appropriate description of...
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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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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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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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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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Matters reserved for the boardThe UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code) of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) sets out standards of good...
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19th May
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Unregistered companiesWhat is an unregistered company?An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered...
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19th May

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Public M&A deals 2017—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportThe Market Tracker Trend Report provides in-depth analysis of the 90 firm and possible offers...
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What are public to privates and what is the governing regulatory regime?This Practice Note explains what a public to private (P2P) transaction is and...
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5th Jun
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Merger control and the Takeover CodeBrexit impactThe operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected by Brexit. For the purposes of this...
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5th Jun
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A 'relevant merger situation' under UK merger rulesThe merger control rules of the UK are contained in the Enterprise Act 2002, as amended. Under the...
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4th Jun
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A 'concentration' with an EU dimension A ‘merger’ may fall within the EU merger rules and require notification to the European Commission if at least...
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4th Jun
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National Security and Investment Act—progress trackerThe National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSI Act) seeks to introduce a mandatory foreign...
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4th Jun
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The UK merger investigation processThe UK merger regime is voluntary, which means that if a transaction falls within the scope of the UK merger rules,...
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4th Jun
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The EU merger investigation processIf a transaction falls under the concept of a notifiable ‘concentration’ within the meaning of the EU Merger...
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