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Form of transfer of sharesThere are a number of circumstances in which shares in a company may be transferred, eg upon a sale of the shares, through...
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19th May
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Removal of a directorThis note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Appointment, retirement and resignation of a director.For an...
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19th May
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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) Corporate Governance CodeThe Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules requirements—the annual financial reportThis Practice Note discusses the requirements of the Disclosure...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 19th May
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DTR Resource Note—DTR 5—Vote Holder and Issuer Notification RulesThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Chapter 5 of the Disclosure...
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19th May
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Redemption of shares—procedureThis Practice Note describes the procedure for a limited company to carry out redemption of its redeemable...
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19th May
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Supervision of traineesThe requirements when supervising trainees derive from the SRA Codes of Conduct and the SRA’s specific regulatory requirements...
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19th May
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Tailoring a shelf companyA person wishing to set up a new company has the following options:•they can incorporate a new company in accordance with the...
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19th May
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Insider listsThis Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope...
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19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
Q&As
Corporate redomiciliation—can a non-UK company redomicile into the UK?It is possible for a non-UK incorporated company to redomicile to the UK....
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19th May
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Quasi-loans to directors, connected persons and related arrangements—requirement to obtain members’ approvalThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains...
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19th May
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Substantial property transactions—requirement to obtain members’ approvalThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains provisions that restrict and...
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19th May
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Matters reserved for the boardThe UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code) of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) sets out standards of good...
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19th May
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Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Albania; Australia; Austria;...
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19th May

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Can an alternate director sign a deed on behalf of a company?For the purposes of this Q&A, we have assumed the company is incorporated in England and...
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12th Aug
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Is it possible to include, within a shareholders’ agreement, a provision that a company will buy back a shareholder’s shares within a particular...
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12th Aug
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Letter—non-executive director appointment[To be typed on Company headed notepaper, including the company number]Private & Confidential[Enter name and...
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11th Aug
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Non-executive directors—independenceThe concept of independence is key to provisions in the UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code) on board...
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Produced in partnership with Advanced Boardroom Excellence 4th Aug
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Company secretarial resourcesThis Practice Note provides a navigational guide and further links to the company secretarial resources available within...
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31st Jul
Q&As
Do company directors have to be resident in the country in which the company is registered?Different countries have varying company law requirements...
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31st Jul
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Resolution—appointment of directorOrdinary resolution:That[insert name of the director to be appointed], having...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute model board resolution on independent professional adviceThis is a model board resolution on independent...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on liability of non-executive directors—care, skill and diligenceThis guidance, dated January 2013,...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on duties and reporting lines of the company secretaryThis guidance, dated July 2013, produced by The...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on directors' service contractsThis note, dated October 2008 and updated in 2013, produced by The...
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30th Jul
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Ordinary resolution—appointment of multiple directors (public companies) That [insert name of proposed director] and [insert name of...
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30th Jul
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Resolution approving provision of funds to a director for expenditure on company businessTHAT the directors be authorised to [advance by way of loan...
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30th Jul
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Resolution—members approving the use of a single resolution for the proposed appointment of multiple directorsThat the motion that [insert name of...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on induction of directorsThis guidance, dated July 2012, produced by The Chartered Governance Institute...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on the corporate governance role of the company secretary [Archived]This archived guidance, dated July...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on joining the right board—due diligence for prospective directorsThis guidance, dated May 2011, was...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on the appointment of the company secretaryThis guidance, dated October 2014, was produced by The...
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30th Jul
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The Chartered Governance Institute guidance on the roles of the chairman, the chief executive and the senior independent director [Archived]This...
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30th Jul

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