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  • Selling your business

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    01 March 2017

    Many business-owners look to sell at some point. The reasons for selling may vary but often it is the opportunity for an owner to capitalise on the years of hard work that have gone into building up his or her business.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Blend Media on successful seed funding

    Deal

    17 February 2017

    Lewis Silkin is advising innovative content start-up Blend Media on its growth strategy, and has helped the company to complete its latest round of funding.

  • Estate agent unable to claim his fee on successful property sale

    17 February 2017

    The Court of Appeal has decided that it cannot imply contractual terms where there is no contract in the first place. In this case, it would not imply a term to enable an estate agent to recover his commission on a sale.

  • Dating apps get even more interesting

    17 February 2017

    A Scottish court has recently refused to find that a legal partnership existed between two former friends and Mr Elliott in relation to a business arrangement to develop and exploit a couple of online dating apps. The court held that, without a contract, there was no partnership and Mr Elliott was not obliged to share the profits from the venture with the friends.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its 75% acquisition of Freemavens Limited and £2.1 million cash placing

    Deal

    09 February 2017

    Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of Freemavens Limited, a marketing analytics consultancy, and an associated cash placing raising gross proceeds of £2.1 million.

  • How to read an investment termsheet: Part 2 – The liquidation preference and waterfall

    02 February 2017

    David Willbe has written a piece for Startup Grind.

  • Lewis Silkin partners with Collider, leading tech accelerator dedicated to martech & adtech startups

    Press Release

    30 January 2017

    Lewis Silkin, leading law firm and go-to advisers for the creative industries, has partnered with Collider, the leading tech accelerator dedicated to martech & adtech startups.

  • David Willbe is attending Startup Grind’s global conference in Silicon Valley

    Press Release

    27 January 2017

    One of our corporate partners, David Willbe, is visiting San Francisco during the week of 20th February and will be attending the Startup Grind global conference in Silicon Valley on the 21st – 22nd February.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on its tenth acquisition, Insight Consulting Group

    Deal

    24 January 2017

    Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of public affairs and corporate communications agency, Insight Consulting Group (ICG). This is the first deal of the year for Four and marks the tenth acquisition on which we have advised the agency since 2010.

  • Buying a business in the UK

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    11 January 2017

    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.

  • Britain is open for business

    Press Release

    15 December 2016

    British Embassy in partnership with Crowe Horwath hosts key meeting aimed at enlightening existing and potential entrepreneurs on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the UK, post Brexit.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its acquisition of Kameleon Worldwide Limited

    Deal

    15 December 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its 100% share capital acquisition of Kameleon Worldwide Limited, an award-winning content marketing agency.

  • How to read an investment termsheet: Part 1 - The valuation

    07 December 2016

    David Willbe has written a piece for Startup Grind.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Valeo on its acquisition of CloudMade

    Deal

    06 December 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised Valeo, a multinational automotive supplier headquartered in France, on its 50% acquisition in CloudMade, a developer of smart and innovative big data-driven automotive solutions.

  • What’s the value in updating my articles of association?

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    06 December 2016

    There is no obligation to keep your articles of association (articles) up to date but there are definite benefits. It would be cost effective to update your articles to reflect, and take advantage of, the significant changes introduced by the Companies Act 2006 (the Act) and some more recent changes to that regime. This guide explains why.

  • Partners profit share can be forfeited for breach of duty

    30 November 2016

    The High Court has recently ruled that a partner or LLP member, who commits a breach of fiduciary duty, may forfeit any part of his profit share which constitutes remuneration.

  • Are your board minutes up to scratch

    30 November 2016

    In the absence of substantive advice or regulation on minute taking at meetings of a company’s board of directors, ICSA (the Governance Institute for Company Secretaries) has published guidance on this. The guidance states that minutes should “provide an accurate, impartial and balanced internal record of the business transacted at a meeting.”

  • Electronic signing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

    30 November 2016

    Chances are you use an electronic signature (e-signature) every day. Typing in a pin number or using a bank security token to create an identifying code are both forms of e-signature used by businesses and consumers on a daily basis.

  • Acquisitions au Royaume Uni

    Case Study

    28 November 2016

    Quelque soit votre expérience en matière d'acquisition de sociétés dans d'autres pays, les différences culturelles dans les tactiques de négociation, la lourdeur et la complexité des transactions au Royaume Uni ainsi que l'absence de protection légale de l'acheteur, posent un challenge á l’acquéreur français.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket Media Group on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network

    Deal

    25 November 2016

    Lewis Silkin has advised long-standing client Haymarket Media Group, the privately held media company, on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network, a specialist online motor racing content and events company.

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