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The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/172 ('the regulations') come into force on 6 April 2017. Acas and the...
5th Dec
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Two distinct statutory concepts govern holding and subsidiary company relationships. The definition of 'parent and subsidiary undertaking' is the...
3rd Dec
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In April 2014, the EU issued Regulation 537/2014/EU (EU Audit Regulation) and Directive 2014/56/EU (Statutory Audit Amending Directive). The EU Audit...
3rd Dec
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At the end of the Brexit implementation period (IP completion day), and in the absence of any agreement between the UK and the EU to the contrary, the...
3rd Dec
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
3rd Dec
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
3rd Dec
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What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a force majeure clause or it does but the applicable force majeure event is not...
3rd Dec
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Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a legal doctrine. Instead, the expression ‘force...
3rd Dec
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The Stock Transfer Act 1963 (STA 1963), s 1 does not require shares to be transferred by deed, stating instead that shares may be transferred by means...
2nd Dec
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This Q&A looks at whether the directors of an English private limited company incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) can approve the...
2nd Dec
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Whether the personal representatives (PRs) of a deceased shareholder are entitled to exercise the voting and pre-emption rights of that deceased...
2nd Dec
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On the death of a shareholder, their shares are transmitted to their personal representatives (PRs) automatically (ie they are transferred by...
2nd Dec
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This Q&A examines how a company may carry out a redesignation of shares, meaning a change in the name of some or all of a class of shares that it has...
2nd Dec
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There is no specific statutory provision in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) or elsewhere permitting the conversion of shares from one class to...
2nd Dec
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Section 583(3) of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) sets out the definition of ‘cash consideration’, as follows:‘(3) A “cash consideration” means—(a)...
1st Dec

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