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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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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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The effect of a private company share buyback, including post-buyback stepsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some...
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18th Aug
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Private company share buybacks—procedure for payment out of capital under CA 2006, Pt 18, Ch 5A limited company may buy back shares in itself, if...
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18th Aug
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When does a share buyback carried out by a limited company take effect?A private limited company will only buy back its own shares off-market pursuant...
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16th Aug
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Directors’ statement—payment out of capital under CA 2006, Pt 18, Ch 5 in connection with an off-market share buyback by a private limited...
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16th Aug
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Share buyback contract for an off-market share buyback by a private limited company—multiple completionsThis Agreement is made on [insert day and...
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Produced in partnership with Glafkos Tombolis 13th Aug
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Notice of AGM of a listed public companyTHIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTIONIf you are in any doubt about the action you...
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12th Aug
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Resolution—off-market share buyback—approving contract terms—private limited company (shares)ORDINARY RESOLUTIONThat the terms of the [draft] contract...
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12th Aug
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Board minutes of a private limited company to approve an off-market share buyback and payment out of capital under CA 2006, Pt 18, Ch 5Company number:...
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12th Aug
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Share buyback contract for an off-market share buyback by a private limited companyThis Agreement is made on [insert day and month] 20[insert...
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12th Aug
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Memorandum setting out the terms of a share buyback contractCompany number: [insert number][insert company name] Limited (the Company)Purchase of own...
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12th Aug
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Board minutes of a listed company to convene a general meeting to authorise on-market share buybacksCompany number: [insert company number][insert...
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12th Aug
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Special resolution—off-market share buyback—approving capital payment (CA 2006, Pt 18, Ch 5)—private limited company (shares)SPECIAL RESOLUTIONThat...
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12th Aug
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Board minutes of a private limited company to approve an off-market share buyback (no payment out of capital under CA 2006, Pt 18, Ch 5)Company...
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12th Aug
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Board minutes to convene AGM of listed company[insert company name] PLCMinutes of a meeting of the board of directors of [insert full name of company]...
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12th Aug
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Gazette notice of a payment out of capital under CA 2006, Pt 18, Ch 5 in connection with an off-market share buyback by a private limited...
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12th Aug
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Resolution—authorising on-market share buybacks by a listed companySPECIAL RESOLUTIONTHAT the Company is generally and unconditionally authorised for...
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12th Aug
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Public company share buybacks—financingIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in...
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12th Aug
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Private company share buybacks—initial considerationsA limited company may buy back shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies...
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12th Aug
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Share buybacks—the legal frameworkA limited company may buy back shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)...
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12th Aug
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