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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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20th Oct
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Why restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an interested person to make an application to the...
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19th Oct
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a private limited company (target): the share purchase...
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19th Oct
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This Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope of the...
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16th Oct
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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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12th Oct
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Definitions Delete the existing definition of ‘Consideration’ in Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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26th Sep
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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain filing and registration deadlines are extended by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of...
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26th Sep
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BREXIT IMPACT: The law as set out in this Practice Note may be affected by Brexit. For further details on the potential impact of Brexit, see Impact...
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26th Sep
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What is an intention to float announcement?An intention to float announcements (ITF) is generally the first announcement to the public by an issuer of...
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26th Sep
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Important-this provisional allotment letter (pal) is of value and is negotiable. It requires your immediate attention. The offer expires at [insert...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the purpose, content and scope of a comfort letter prepared by the auditors of a company preparing to offer...
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26th Sep
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The agreement of the members of a company is required to make certain changes to a company, such as amending its constitution, name or share capital,...
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26th Sep
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The principle definedCompany decisions are made by way of resolutions of the shareholders. There are three ways in which a resolution of a company may...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the appointment and removal of alternate directors, their status, powers, duties and liabilities and authority to bind...
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25th Sep
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What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of...
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25th Sep

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This Practice Note describes:•what is meant by 'disguised remuneration'•the basis of the disguised remuneration charge, and•the tax implications of a...
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26th Sep
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Additional definitionsOption Holders•[insert list of Option Holders who are exercising their Options or refer to relevant schedule of Option...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note describes:•what 'restricted securities' are, and•how restricted securities are taxedThe Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003...
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26th Sep
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DefinitionsOption•the respective rights to acquire Shares granted to each Option Holder;Option Holder•[insert list of Option Holders whose Options are...
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26th Sep
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1by this power of attorney made on [insert date on which the appointor executes the power of attorney]I [insert name of option holder] (the Appointor)...
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This Practice Note focuses on the conditions that have to be satisfied in order for Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) options to be granted and...
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26th Sep
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Private and unlisted companies face particular issues when implementing share schemes for their employees. Key points include the lack of a ready...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Significance of the target company's share incentive arrangements in the event of a transactionA potential purchaser will typically wish to avoid...
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26th Sep
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The use of malus and clawbackThe concept of withholding or even recovering value from executives if a material adverse event occurs following the...
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26th Sep
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What are the offeror's obligations in relation to the target company's share plan participants?If an offer is made for the shares of a listed company,...
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26th Sep
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What is a demerger?A demerger is a type of corporate reconstruction that divides businesses carried on by a company (or group of companies) so that,...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep

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