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This Practice Note summarises the traditional fiduciary duties of company directors, including the duty to act in the best interests of the company,...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Definitions Delete the existing definition of ‘Consideration’ in Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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9th Nov
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What is an unregistered company?An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered under the Companies...
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9th Nov
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A ratchet in private equity is a mechanism to vary the amount of equity held by founders, managers and employees post-investment.In a venture capital...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the cash box structure and the principles behind its use in connection with a proposed placing by a public limited company...
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Produced in partnership with Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells and Maegen Morrison of Hogan Lovells 12th Jan
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Shares in a company may be allotted or transferred to any number of holders (whether they are natural persons or corporate entities) to be held...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note summarises the procedure to amend or change a company’s articles of association in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (CA...
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9th Nov
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A minority member in a company does not have much power to influence its management or any majority member(s) and, therefore, sometimes their...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note is part of the Share purchase transaction toolkit.In order to effect all aspects of the transaction, each share purchase...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the law and practice on giving irrevocable commitments or undertakings or letters of intent in the context of a public...
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9th Nov
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A demerger is a transaction whereby a business carried on by a company within a group is taken out of that group and run under separate management but...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note outlines the written resolution method directors may adopt to take decisions instead of holding board meetings. It also considers...
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9th Nov
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It is a fundamental rule of English company law that a limited company having a share capital must maintain that capital. This capital maintenance...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 12th Jan
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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9th Nov
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As a corporation (as defined) has no physical presence, it must appoint an individual to attend and act on its behalf at a general meeting of a...
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9th Nov

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A company may need to raise additional capital for a number of reasons. This may be to fund an acquisition it wants to make or to meet ongoing...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Diosi and Caroline Nye-Wilkins of Mischon de Reya 9th Apr
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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) is the principal legislation governing the financial services sector and regulating securities...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Fraser of PWC 9th Apr
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BackgroundCompanies incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are either established on a limited or unlimited basis. This means that the...
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9th Apr
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What are JSOP awards?Jointly owned shares are no more and no less than their description implies, namely shares owned jointly by an employee or...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Woodhouse and William Franklin 9th Apr
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Importance of the definition of employees' share scheme in Companies Act 2006When establishing a share incentive scheme for employees it is usual for...
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9th Apr
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Overview of key issuesThe key concepts discussed in this Practice Note are:•why share incentives are a key issue on a takeover by scheme of...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Ferguson of DLA Piper 9th Apr
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Selecting the right share scheme is fundamental to ensuring that the arrangement meets the company’s specific needs and objectives.This Practice Note...
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9th Apr
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Private equity backed companiesThe issues facing private equity backed companies when using shares to incentivise employees are similar to those faced...
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Produced in partnership with Becky Rees of Parisi Tax LLP 9th Apr
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What is a joint venture?A joint venture (JV) is a commercial arrangement entered into by two or more independent parties whereby each party agrees to...
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9th Apr
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IntroductionGroups of companies undertake reorganisations for many and varied reasons but, regardless of the reason, those reorganisations will often...
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Produced in partnership with Sara Cohen of Lewis Silkin LLP and Karen Cooper of Cooper Cavendish 9th Apr
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What are unapproved share options?Share options are rights to acquire shares which can be exercised when certain conditions have been met (such as the...
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9th Apr
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Stock appreciation rights are a common vehicle utilised in the US to offer employees an opportunity to earn an amount equivalent to the appreciation...
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Produced in partnership with Renu Birla 9th Apr
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What is an underwater share option?'Underwater option' is the term used to describe a share option (granted under any share option scheme) which has...
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9th Apr
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Why do companies have reorganisations?Groups of companies undertake reorganisations for many and varied reasons. Reorganisations will often have an...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Cohen of Lewis Silkin 9th Apr
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Relevance of the takeover code to share acquisitions by an EBTIt may be necessary to consult the Takeover Panel (Panel) in certain circumstances if...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Glover of Fenwick Elliott 9th Apr
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The meaning of financial assistance—overviewFinancial assistance is a term defined by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006). In summary it is any form of...
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9th Apr
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Introduction and legal frameworkAs with most jurisdictions, the UK regulates the offer of securities to the public through an array of investment...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Edwards of Baker McKenzie 9th Apr
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The draft Financial Services Bill proposes to make changes to the UK Market Abuse Regulation including, in relation to Article 19,...
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9th Apr
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Understanding the impact of a corporate transaction on the company's share incentivesIf a company is subject to a corporate transaction, this will...
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9th Apr
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to explain the key issues that arise in relation to employee share schemes on a transaction to which the Transfer...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling 9th Apr

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