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A guide to share purchase agreementsThis Practice Note provides an overview of the agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a private limited...
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19th May
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De facto and shadow directorsDefinition of 'director'The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) broadly defines a director as 'any person occupying the position...
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19th May
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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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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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G20/OECD Principles of Corporate GovernanceThis Practice Note discusses the Principles of Corporate Governance (Principles) published by the Group of...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Brenda Hannigan of University of Southampton 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
Q&As
Can a capital contribution/gift by a shareholder be treated as distributable reserves?The issue is whether capital contributions or gifts by a...
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Produced in partnership with Brenda Hannigan of Southampton University 19th May
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The Transparency DirectiveThis Practice Note provides an overview of the implementation of and key changes introduced by the EU Transparency Directive...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 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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Insider listsThis Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope...
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19th May
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General meetings—notice requirements for private and unlisted public companiesA general meeting must satisfy certain requirements set out in the...
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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
Q&As
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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What is the process for a redesignation of shares?This Q&A examines how a company may carry out a redesignation of shares, meaning a change in the...
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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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Benefits of informal restructuring over formal proceedingsEntry conditionsFor informal restructuring to be an option (as opposed to a restructuring...
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10th Aug
Precedents
Letter to directors in an insolvency situation warning of main legal risksCoronavirus (COVID-19) and the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act...
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10th Aug
Q&As
If a company in administration has sold its assets and business to the directors of that company, do they have any right as directors to know who were...
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Produced in partnership with Caroline Clark 31st Jul
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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill—progress tracker [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note describes the passage of the Corporate...
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31st Jul
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Company voluntary arrangements—an introductory guideA company voluntary arrangement (CVA) is a binding contractual agreement between a company and its...
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31st Jul
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Shareholder’s guide to dealing with a company in financial difficultiesSTOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (CIGA 2020) is in force...
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31st Jul
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Schemes of arrangement—process and statutory frameworkSchemes of arrangement—definition and basis in statuteA scheme of arrangement is a...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Akinluyi of Latham & Watkins and Riccardo Alonzi of Skadden 31st Jul
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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020—temporary changes to the wrongful trading regime [Archived]What is the background to the temporary...
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31st Jul
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Benefits of a scheme of arrangement compared to other processesThe table below compares the features and benefits of a scheme of arrangement (see:...
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31st Jul
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Transfer to NewcoA popular restructuring method is to transfer the company's assets or business to a newly formed company (Newco). Essentially the...
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31st Jul
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Basic introduction to super senior, senior, mezzanine and junior debtThe range of funding options open to companies has exploded, resulting in a vast...
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31st Jul
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Private Equity guide to acquiring and managing distressed portfolio companiesSTOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020)...
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31st Jul
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Buying a business from an insolvency practitionerBuying the business and/or assets of a company from an insolvency practitioner (insolvent sale) is...
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31st Jul
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Liquidation—an introductory guideProcess and effect'Liquidation' or 'winding-up' is the process by which the affairs of a company and the company’s...
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31st Jul
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Schemes of arrangement and restructuring plans—class issuesThis Practice Note looks at the general principles involved in determining class issues....
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Akinluyi of Latham & Watkins and Riccardo Alonzi of Skadden 31st Jul
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Tips on trading with a company in an insolvent processBackgroundThis Practice Note gives some guidance on trading with a company that is in a formal...
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31st Jul
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Directors’ duties: companies in financial difficultiesDirectors of companies which become, or are likely to become, insolvent face additional...
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31st Jul
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Restructuring processOnce a company starts showing signs of distress, its directors must act quickly if they want to complete a successful...
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30th Jul

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