We have a team of experts with extensive experience who can advise on a variety of corporate advisory issues that may concern all types of company – private, public, listed - such as:
- the control and structure of a company
- the duties of directors
- company reorganisations
- returning capital to shareholders
- convening shareholders’ meetings
- interpreting constitutional arrangements
- market rules, regulatory issues and continuing obligations
- corporate governance
to name a few.
Our clients range from individual directors to small businesses to listed multinational organisations. We provide them with a full corporate advisory service in a range of sectors and ensure they are kept up to date with the changing legal landscape.
Bad leaver provisions enforceable as not penalties03 August 2018
In the recent case of Signia Wealth Limited v Vector Trustees Limited, the court held that the company’s bad leaver provisions (pursuant to which a leaving shareholder was compelled to sell their shares for less than their value) did not fall foul of the penalty doctrine and were therefore enforceable.
Can we remove “limited” from the end of our company name?30 July 2018
In certain circumstances a private limited company can apply to Companies House to be registered with a name that does not have “limited” (or the Welsh equivalent) at the end. This article summarises the circumstances of this exemption.
Sports Q&A – Corporate governance - key things to know29 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?
The new 2018 QCA Corporate Governance Code for small & mid-size quoted companies27 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.
Court implies duty of good faith in “relational” contract26 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.
Establishing a business presence in the UK09 May 2018
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.
What makes a company a quasi-partnership?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.