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  • Establishing a business presence in the UK


    02 October 2017

    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.

  • Directors and their general duties


    11 September 2017

    English law imposes on company directors high standards of behaviour and they must put the interests of the company before their own. Their duties are derived from both statute and case law. In addition to general duties, there are extensive specific duties. This is an introductory guide to those general duties.

  • Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)


    12 July 2017

    Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.

  • Insolvency - Issues for directors


    16 March 2017

    All directors owe duties to their companies. When a company is solvent, those duties are owed to the company personified by its shareholders. But when insolvency is pending, directors must act in the company’s creditors’ best interests. That difference means that the nature of the directors’ duties undergoes a significant shift when insolvency threatens.

  • Selling your business


    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.

  • Buying a business in the UK


    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.

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


    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.

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