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Returning capital to shareholders—B share schemesWhat is a B share scheme and why is it used?A B share scheme is one method used by UK companies to...
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Produced in partnership with Glafkos Tombolis 19th May
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Directors’ decision-making—written resolutions and decisions by sole directorsThis Practice Note outlines the written resolution method directors may...
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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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Takeover Code—Rule 34—Right of withdrawalThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rule 34 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code),...
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19th May
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The Duomatic principleThe principle definedCompany decisions are made by way of resolutions of the shareholders. There are three ways in which a...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) 19th May
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The effect of a private company redemption of shares, including post-redemption stepsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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Equity warrants—private companyThis Practice Note provides an overview of equity warrants in the context of private company investment. Listed equity...
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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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Alternate directorsThis Practice Note considers the appointment and removal of alternate directors, their status, powers, duties and liabilities and...
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19th May
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General meetings—notice requirements for private and unlisted public companiesA general meeting must satisfy certain requirements set out in the...
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19th May
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Will a redesignation of shares constitute a variation of class rights?A redesignation of shares involves a change in the name of some or all of a...
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Produced in partnership with Julian Henwood of Gowling WLG 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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Break fees—share purchaseThe nature and purpose of break feesBreak fees are generally designed to compensate one party’s legal and professional costs...
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19th May
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The Directors[insert company name][insert company address][insert date]Dear Directors,[insert company name] Limited (the Company)[I, OR We,][insert...
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Project [insert project name]Prepared for [Insert addressee name][Insert date of report]INDEXReportA. IntroductionB. Executive summaryC. Detailed...
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When is a prospectus needed for an offer to employees?FORTHCOMING CHANGE: HM Treasury has published a consultation on the UK prospectus regime. Among...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Edwards of Baker McKenzie 13th Jul
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Private Equity guide to acquiring and managing distressed portfolio companiesSTOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020)...
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Shareholder’s guide to dealing with a company in financial difficultiesSTOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (CIGA 2020) is in force...
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Control of asbestos—duty to manageThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from...
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Majority-minority joint venture dispute—a practical illustrationThis Practice Note identifies the key factors you should consider when advising a...
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Produced in partnership with John Gilbert at Bracewell 13th Jul
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Corporate joint venture dispute—dealing with deadlock: initial considerationsThis Practice Note identifies, from a practical perspective, the initial...
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Starting an SPA breach of warranty claim—a practical guideThis Practice Note considers how to pursue a breach of warranty claim in the context of...
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Offer document—further terms of the Offer (Appendix 1, Parts B, C and D)Part BBrexit impact: The operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected...
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Just and equitable winding-up—what it is and when to use itA guide to specific terminology used in this Practice Note is provided—see below section...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Hubbard of New Square Chambers 13th Jul
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Sentencing organisations for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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A guide to cash box placingsThis Practice Note explains the cash box structure and the principles behind its use in connection with a proposed placing...
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Produced in partnership with Danette Antao of Hogan Lovells and Maegen Morrison of Hogan Lovells 13th Jul
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Trombone rights issueThis Practice Note explains the nature and typical structure of a trombone rights issue. It also explains why and when a company...
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13th Jul
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Brexit timelineOn 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29...
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Powers of health and safety inspectors under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974The Health and Safety ExecutiveThe Health and Safety Executive...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 13th Jul

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