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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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The Duomatic principleThe principle definedCompany decisions are made by way of resolutions of the shareholders. There are three ways in which a...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) 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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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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The Prospectus Regulation—key changes in comparison to the Prospectus Directive regimeThis Practice Note provides an overview of the implementation of...
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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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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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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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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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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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Quasi-loans to directors, connected persons and related arrangements—requirement to obtain members’ approvalThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains...
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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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19th May
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Substantial property transactions—requirement to obtain members’ approvalThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains provisions that restrict and...
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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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National Security and Investment regime—market practice trackerThe National Security and Investment Act 2021 introduces a mandatory foreign direct...
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3rd Aug
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Schemes of arrangement—nature and key statutory requirementsProduced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This...
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3rd Aug
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Schemes of arrangement—procedureProduced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note looks at the...
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3rd Aug
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Public M&A deals 2014—UK—Market Tracker Trend ReportThis report aims to provide an insight into trends in public M&A activity in 2014 and takes a look...
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3rd Aug
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Can a private company be acquired under a scheme of arrangement?Section 895 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) provides that the provisions of Part...
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1st Aug
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Does the Takeover Code apply to an unlisted public company on the cancellation of the shares of a retiring member?This Q&A looks at the position under...
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1st Aug
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Do you have any articles comparing the key elements of M&A transactions in UK, France and Germany?We refer you to Practice Note: Getting the Deal...
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1st Aug
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Does the Takeover Panel need to be consulted where an unlisted public company with one shareholder re-registers as a private limited company?We have...
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1st Aug
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Does the UK Takeover Code apply to an offer to the holders of global depositary receipts (GDRs)?What are GDRs?Global depositary receipts (GDRs) are...
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31st Jul
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Getting the Deal Through: Public M&A 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Austria; Bermuda;...
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31st Jul
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Market Intelligence—Mergers and acquisitionsJurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Africa – A Regional Overview;...
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31st Jul
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What can an unquoted public company do where a prospective buyer does not want to make a Takeover Code compliant offer for its shares?The City Code on...
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31st Jul
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Where a merger takes place pursuant to the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 does the transfer of the assets and liabilities of the...
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31st Jul
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Have you any guidance in respect of recent trends in public M&A deals?Trends in public M&AThe Market Tracker Trend Report provides in-depth analysis...
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31st Jul
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How are formal sale processes treated under the Takeover Code?Rather than being a passive participant in any potential offer process, an offeree may...
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31st Jul
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I act for an AIM company, which has its registered office in the UK but its management are based in, and decisions are made from, New York. Would the...
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31st Jul
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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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30th Jul
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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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30th Jul
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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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