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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note summarises the traditional fiduciary duties of company directors, including the duty to act in the best interests of the company,...
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9th Nov
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What is an intention to float announcement?An intention to float announcements (ITF) is generally the first announcement to the public by an issuer of...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Wolfson. 12th Jan
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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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Definitions Delete the existing definition of ‘Consideration’ in Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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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
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This Practice Note explains the cash box structure and the principles behind its use in connection with a proposed placing by a public limited company...
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Produced in partnership with Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells and Maegen Morrison of Hogan Lovells 12th Jan
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This document provides accessible practical guidance and links to more comprehensive content in relation to class 1 transactions undertaken by UK...
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9th Nov
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A company having a share capital may have separate classes of shares. As a general rule, a type of share will form a separate class from other shares...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note is part of the Share purchase transaction toolkit.In order to effect all aspects of the transaction, each share purchase...
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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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A demerger is a transaction whereby a business carried on by a company within a group is taken out of that group and run under separate management but...
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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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This Practice Note considers the unique contractual status of the articles of association between the company and its members, primarily under s 33(1)...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Insert the following definitions as new definitions into clause 1 of Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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9th Nov

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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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21st Jan
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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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21st Jan
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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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18th Jan
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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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18th Jan
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The Market Tracker Trend Report provides in-depth analysis of the 52 firm and possible offers announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover...
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18th Jan
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The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 42 firm and 49 possible offers announcements made for companies subject to the...
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18th Jan
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This report aims to provide an insight into trends in public M&A activity in 2014 and takes a look at what we might expect to see in the coming year....
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18th Jan
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This report provides an in-depth analysis of 39 firm and possible offer announcements. Top...
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18th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 18th Jan
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The Market Tracker Trend Report provides in-depth analysis of the 94 firm and possible offers announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover...
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18th Jan
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This report provides in-depth analysis of the 42 firm and possible offer announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover Code in H1 2016. It...
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18th Jan
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This report examines market trends in respect of UK public M&A deals in the first half of 2013. It aims to provide an insight into the dynamics of...
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18th Jan
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This report provides in-depth analysis of the 46 firm and possible offer announcements made for companies subject to the...
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18th Jan
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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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16th Jan
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What are the offeror's obligations in relation to the target company's share plan participants?If an offer is made for the shares of a listed company,...
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15th Jan
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Structure of public-to-private takeoversA public to private transaction is one where an unlisted company acquires a listed company, so that the target...
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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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This Practice Note contrasts and compares the principal features of the two most commonly utilised transaction structures for the acquisition of a UK...
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Produced in partnership with Julian Henwood of Gowling WLG 13th Jan
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There are two principal ways for an offeror to implement a public takeover of an English company:•an offeror may make a takeover offer to shareholders...
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13th Jan
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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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13th Jan

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