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14 November 2016
David Willbe has a written a piece for 'Bluebox'.
30 August 2016
Any good director knows that they have a duty to act in accordance with the company's articles of association. These dictate how directors should be appointed and removed, how shares are transferred and how key decisions should be made. Yet real life isn’t always that neat in practice. So what happens if a company discovers that it has invalidly appointed directors over the past twelve years? A recent judgment tells us that company articles can be amended by conduct – but warns that your articles can still come back to bite you in the end.
05 August 2016
On 23 June 2016, 52% of voters in the UK referendum voted ‘Yes’ to the proposition that the UK should ‘leave the European Union’. The UK remains a member of the European Union (“EU”) until Brexit occurs, and therefore there will be no immediate change to the legal relationship the UK has with the EU and with individual EU Member States. Nonetheless, as the other articles in this briefing section indicate, the longer-term consequences of leaving the EU are potentially far reaching, although behind the already well-worn cliché of “Brexit means Brexit” lie many possibilities for the future relationship of the UK with the EU.
02 August 2016
The EU Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014) (MAR) became directly applicable and effective in the UK from 3 July 2016, replacing the previous UK civil market abuse regime. While there is little change in the headline rules and terminology, the new regime has introduced more detailed regulation that listed companies and their advisers, directors, and others who discharge managerial responsibilities must now address.
22 July 2016
From 30 June 2016, the Annual Return (or Companies House Form AR01) has been replaced by the Confirmation Statement (or Companies House Form CS01).
19 May 2016
Contrôle et obligations post-acquisition dans les transactions franco-britanniques
04 May 2016
Lewis Silkin’s French Desk advised long-standing client Systra Group, the world leader for public transport infrastructure, on its acquisition of the British company SIAS Ltd.
11 May 2015
Following their attendance at last month's IAA 'Africa Rising' conference in Ghana, Boko Inyundo and Paul Rajput's article on why and how big brands are taking the continent seriously, has been featured by leading advertising industry magazine, Campaign.
06 May 2015
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe's agency network Publicis Worldwide, one of the leading global creative agency networks, on its acquisition of shopper marketing agency, Vivid Brand, adding to its portfolio of agencies within the Publicis Worldwide network in the UK.
20 April 2015
Les décisions ci-dessous ne peuvent être passées que par les actionnaires détenant au moins 75% des droits de vote.
26 March 2015
Que vous soyez dirigeant français d’une société anglaise à responsabilité limitée (« limited ») récemment achetée, investisseur intéressé par une prise de participation majoritaire dans une limited ou tout simplement une société française actionnaire majoritaire d’une limited, cet article est fait pour vous ! Il vous permettra de comprendre comment fonctionnent les statuts ou « articles of association » d’une limited, comment les lire et les écueils à éviter…
25 August 2012
Owen Watkins is interviewed by L'Echo on the recent problems many of London's financial institutions have faced.