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04 July 2018
Welcome to our June 2018 Corporate Update which brings you news and our views on law and practice for corporates and their owners and managers.
Press03 July 2018
In an article for Architect's Choice, Sara Cohen discusses the concept of business owners sharing ownership with employees.
29 June 2018
I’m taking on an in-house role with a professional sports team and will have responsibility for ensuring the board meets its corporate governance requirements. What are some of the key things I should know?
27 June 2018
The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, has recently released its revised and updated QCA Corporate Governance Code 2018.
26 June 2018
The courts may be more willing to imply a duty of good faith into joint venture agreements, following a recent High Court case.
Director’s privacy – improvements to the Companies House regime for removal of residential addresses26 June 2018
New regulations, which came into force on 26 April 2018, will make it easier for directors (and others) to remove their residential addresses from publicly available Companies House documents.
Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket on its sale of the world’s best-selling gadget magazine – Stuff – to Kelsey Media
Deal06 June 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Haymarket Media Group, on the sale of Stuff to Kelsey Media. Stuff encompasses the world’s best-selling gadget magazine and Stuff.TV. The deal is due to close in mid-June following consultation with affected employees. It follows the sale by Haymarket, advised by Lewis Silkin, of four specialist consumer brands to Future plc, which closed last month.
Deal31 May 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Sparkler, a leading digital insight and strategy consultancy, on its acquisition by PA Consulting Group.
If you are a non-UK corporate body and you wish to establish a business presence in the UK, this brief guide covers the main issues you need to consider. Establishing an operating subsidiary, branch or other business presence in the UK is a straightforward process, and can be achieved very quickly and at minimal cost.
Deal26 April 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Cirkle, the PR and digital consultancy, on its move to become 60% owned by employees.
Press13 April 2018
Karish Andrews comments on football team Paris St-Germain, who are set to face UEFA sanctions after accusations of failing to meet FFP regulations.
This guide is intended to assist potential buyers, who are from overseas, and have not been through the process of buying a business in the UK before and want to know a little more about what to expect. English company law does not impose any restrictions on foreigners acquiring an interest in domestic companies. These notes assume that the target business is owned by a private limited company incorporated in England, with several individual shareholders.
Deal26 March 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Haymarket Media Group, on the sale of five consumer media brands to Future plc, for an aggregate sum of up to £14m.
20 March 2018
Lord Wilberforce’s observation that “a company, however small, however domestic, is not a partnership…” indicates that there are clear distinctions between even the smallest companies and partnerships. However, case law has shown that in some instances the court has been willing to deem companies “quasi” or “in substance” partnerships.
Press13 March 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fergus Payne discusses why firms would consider listing on a stock market or taking external investment.
08 March 2018
The Supreme Court has held that directors should be treated as being in possession of company property from the time of their appointment because, as fiduciary stewards they are trustees of trust property within the meaning of section 21(1)(b) of the Limitation Act 1890 (“the Act”).
16 February 2018
New tax rules will mean that income tax and national insurance contributions (“NICs”) must be paid on all payments in lieu of notice (“PILONs”) with effect from 6 April 2018.
Lewis Silkin has advised the Harbour Group on its acquisition of US textiles and furniture company Thibaut Inc.
Deal15 February 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client the Harbour Group on its acquisition of US based company, Thibaut Inc.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of The Brandwidth Group Limited
Deal08 February 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next 15, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of The Brandwidth Group, a UK based digital innovation agency on 6 February 2018.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises the global HR management group Synergie on its disposal of Acorn Learning Solutions
Deal06 February 2018
The French Desk advised long term client Synergie, owner of the Acorn group of companies in the UK, on the disposal of its UK subsidiary Acorn Learning Solutions, the training arm of leading recruitment agency Acorn Recruitment, to the Welsh based training provider ACT, in January 2018.