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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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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
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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14th Oct
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Private companies are no longer subject to the financial assistance prohibition under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) (except where there is...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) prohibits:•a public company (or its subsidiary) from giving financial assistance to a person for the acquisition by...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
When acting on a share purchase, it is prudent to review all proposed transactions to be entered into by a target company for compliance with the...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) prohibits: •a public company (or its subsidiary) from giving financial assistance for the acquisition by a person of...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) prohibits:•a public company (or its subsidiary) from giving financial assistance to a person for the acquisition by...
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26th Sep
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) prohibits:•a public company (or its subsidiary) from giving financial assistance to a person for the acquisition by...
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26th Sep
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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26th Sep
Precedents
HMRC—Stamp Office[insert HMRC Stamp Office address]Application for stamp duty group relief under section 42 of the Finance Act 1930 (as amended)in the...
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26th Sep
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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26th Sep
Precedents
The Directors[insert target company name] (the Company)[insert target company registered office address][insert day and month] 20[insert year]Dear...
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26th Sep
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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26th Sep
Precedents
The Directors[insert company name] (the Company)[insert company registered office address][insert day and month] 20[ insert year]Dear [Directors OR ...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
There are a number of circumstances in which shares in a company may be transferred, eg upon a sale of the shares, through the transmission of the...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on stamp duty process: During the coronavirus outbreak, the Stamp Office is temporarily only accepting electronic...
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26th Sep
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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26th Sep
Q&As
See Practice Note: Stamp duty and SDRT on the sale of certificated registered UK shares which states:In a completion accounts deal, the buyer...
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28th Sep
Q&As
The form of a company's share certificate is not prescribed by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) or other legislation.It is usually governed by a...
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28th Sep
Q&As
What is a cross option agreement?The purpose of a cross option agreement is to provide a mechanism for the transfer of the legal and beneficial...
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28th Sep
Q&As
On a share transfer, when the instrument of transfer (in this case a stock transfer form) has been duly completed, executed and, if necessary,...
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28th Sep

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