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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
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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
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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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5th Oct
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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. Therefore, a company must...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Field of Dechert 9th Oct
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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
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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
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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
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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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26th Sep
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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26th Sep
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Employee benefit trusts (EBTs) are a type of discretionary trust which are primarily established to enable companies to provide shares, cash or other...
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26th Sep
Precedents
THIS LETTER IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about the Offer or the action you should take, you are...
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26th Sep
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This form is important and requires your immediate attentionIf you are in any doubt about the Offer, the contents of the Offer Document or Letter or...
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26th Sep
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An earn-out is a particular way of structuring the consideration payable for the acquisition of shares in a company (the Target) where at least part...
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26th Sep
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Why not just reward staff with cash? It is often a simpler, less burdensome way to reward and incentivise employees. This Practice Note analyses the...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to:•why companies have employee ownership models•the main types of share ownership models, and•issues to...
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26th Sep
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was published in the EU official journal on 19 June 2018 and came into force...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Glover of Fenwick Elliott 26th Sep
Q&As
It is assumed that this Q&A is referring to a written resolution of a company’s shareholders, rather than its directors.When establishing an...
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28th Sep
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The Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974), the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqui Hatfield of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 5th Oct
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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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8th Oct
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What is a cashless exercise of options?The ‘cashless exercise’ of options or a 'cashless exercise facility' refers to the mechanism by which share...
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12th Oct
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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 13th Oct
Precedents
DefinitionsAwards•means the respective rights to acquire shares granted to each Award Holder as detailed in the Awards Schedule; Award Holders•means...
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13th Oct
Practice notes
AAIMA securities market owned and operated by the London Stock Exchange plc, with lighter entry requirements and continuing obligations than the main...
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19th Oct
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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 22nd Oct
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BackgroundUnder Article 3(1) of Directive 2004/39/EC, the EU Prospectus Directive (PD), and section 85(1) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Edwards of Baker McKenzie 22nd Oct
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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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22nd Oct
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: Following a consultation, on 24 September 2020 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a review of the...
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22nd Oct

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