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A limited company may buy back shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. This is known as a share...
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6th Oct
Practice notes
A share purchase agreement (SPA) will typically include warranties and indemnities given by the seller in favour of the buyer.Why warranties and...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
A limited company may buy back shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. This is known as a share...
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5th Oct
Practice notes
It is a fundamental rule of English company law that a limited company having a share capital must maintain that capital. Therefore, a company must...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Field of Dechert 9th Oct
Practice notes
The allotment of shares and issue of shares is governed by statute and the applicable statutory provisions differ according to the type of company...
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13th Oct
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the nature of shares in a company and the classes into which they can be divided. If a company has shares of different...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
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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8th Oct
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the COVID-19 outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been temporarily...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
The allotment and issue of shares is governed by statutory rules, which differ according to the type of company which is proposing the allotment...
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13th Oct
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A limited liability partnership (LLP) is not a partnership but a body corporate that is formed under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 (LLPA...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the COVID-19 outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been temporarily...
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14th Oct
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This Practice Note summarises the law in relation to calling a general meeting of a private company limited by shares or a public company limited by...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
Sources of partnership lawThe main body of law governing a general partnership formed under English law (as opposed to a limited liability...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
An intra-group reorganisation involves the transfer of group company share capital or group assets between two or more companies in the same corporate...
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19th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the London Stock Exchange released a notice to give companies guidance on the...
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12th Oct
Practice notes
A limited company that proposes to issue redeemable shares must comply with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).Why do companies issue...
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12th Oct

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Practice notes
A limited company may hold, or deal with, shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. Those shares...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
A limited company may buy back its own shares, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. This is known as a share...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
The details to be included in a statement of capital, where one is required from a company by various provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006),...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
A limited company may hold, or deal with, shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. Those shares...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
A limited company may buy back its own shares, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. This is known as a share...
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26th Sep
Precedents
SPECIAL RESOLUTIONTHAT the Company is generally and unconditionally authorised for the purpose of section 701 of the Companies Act 2006 to make market...
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26th Sep
Q&As
This Q&A considers whether a failure to file a shareholders’ resolution approving a share buyback or a share buyback contract (as the case may be) at...
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28th Sep
Q&As
Section 658 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) specifies that a limited company must not acquire its own shares, whether by purchase, subscription or...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 28th Sep
Q&As
For information on share buybacks generally, see Practice Notes: Share buybacks—a quick guide and Share buybacks—the legal framework.How must a share...
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Produced in partnership with Alex McPherson 28th Sep
Q&As
This Q&A assumes that the company in question is a private company limited by shares proposing to buy back shares off-market and that the proposed...
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28th Sep
Q&As
Under section 692 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), a share buyback carried out by a private company limited by shares must be financed:•out of its...
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28th Sep
Q&As
A limited company may buy back shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. This is known as a share...
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28th Sep
Q&As
This Q&A assumes that the purported share buyback was an off-market share buyback.Breach of CA 1985 requirements in relation to a share buybackSection...
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28th Sep
Q&As
For the purposes of this Q&A, we have assumed that the company in question is a private company limited by shares and that the proposed share buyback...
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28th Sep
Q&As
There is nothing in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) that deals with the exercise of the rights attaching to shares that are being bought back by a...
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28th Sep
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This Q&A considers whether a failure to file Forms SH03 and SH06 at Companies House in relation to a share buyback would render the share buyback void...
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28th Sep
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When a private limited company is given one of its own shares as a gift, this is effectively a buy back by the company of its own share otherwise than...
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28th Sep
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If a company is proposing to acquire its own shares, it is prudent to consider its articles of association and any shareholders’ agreement that is in...
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28th Sep

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