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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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9th Nov
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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
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Albania; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil;...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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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 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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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note focuses on how a company secretary of a public company (as defined) or a private company (as defined) may be removed.It does not...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note has been produced in partnership with Guy Pendell, Liz Williams and Kushal Gandhi of CMS.STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under...
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9th Nov
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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-sized quoted companies. One...
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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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Looking at secondments from the law firm’s perspectiveMajor clients have been accustomed to insisting on free secondees as part of the deal to get on...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Prebble of Lawyers In Business 8th Jan
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Admiration and fascinationEngagement is easy if you feel fascinated and admire your organisation’s activities.When members of the legal team have a...
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8th Jan
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This Practice Note provides a high-level summary for in-house legal teams of three key elements which give context to the need for a strategic...
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8th Jan
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It seems a bit of a paradox that the transition made by a lawyer from a law firm to an in-house position is often challenging and yet there would seem...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Gilbert of LBC Wise Counsel 8th Jan
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The role of the in-house team in a fully-aligned, value adding environment is much more than ensuring the reactive deployment of legal expertise to...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Gilbert and Lawrence Smith of LBC Wise Counsel 8th Jan
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Senior lawyers reporting to business managers in other jurisdictions may not relish functional reporting, especially if they were in place before you...
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9th Dec
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Key elementsDivisional management relationship (PDF)The following table sets out the key elements in managing a relationship with a divisional...
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7th Dec
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What regulations need to be complied with and who is responsible for compliance programmes?In an organisation which is in a regulated sector, the...
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7th Dec
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Overview of the HR departmentDepending on the size and structure of your organisation, your HR department may be responsible for anything from...
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7th Dec
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To gain a better understanding of your business and to play a key role in its success, it is vital for the legal department to know who its...
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7th Dec
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Many in-house legal departments insist on being the portal through which the business has access to law firms. If the legal department is responsible...
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7th Dec
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This Practice Note, written for in-house lawyers, provides guidance on how to work effectively with senior managers to identify legal risks and sets...
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7th Dec
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Overview of the finance departmentThe finance department and the legal department usually work very closely with each other in bringing together the...
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26th Sep
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Your role as a managerIn most organisations, there are pre-determined requirements for interaction with HR. Rather than just responding to HR, planned...
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26th Sep
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What do we mean by culture?There are many things which go to make an organisation’s culture, but to understand more about these it is perhaps worth...
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26th Sep
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Managing the relationship with a distant subsidiaryThis Practice Note sets out guidance for in-house lawyers on best practice when working with...
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26th Sep
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Overview of the marketing/communications departmentThe nature of the marketing department’s activities within your organisation will vary depending on...
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26th Sep
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In this interview, Paul Donovan of international insurance and reinsurance group, Canopius, describes how a new company vision can give rise to an...
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26th Sep
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Overview of the product development departmentThe product development department usually works very closely with the customer facing departments...
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26th Sep
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Overview of the IT and procurement departmentsIt tends to be large organisations with multiple national offices and/or multinational offices which...
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26th Sep

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