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13 March 2019
This is an update on the changes to the qualifying criteria for entrepreneurs’ relief introduced in the October 2018 Budget, amended in December and now embodied in statute.
Inbrief13 March 2019
When a company is planning a share buy back (or purchase of its own shares) it’s time to be careful. This note explains why you need to be careful, and summarises the company law issues that must be addressed in advance before the company enters into any commitments.
Lewis Silkin advises Urban Innovation Company in their development and implementation of pulse smart hubs in Belfast
Deal26 February 2019
Lewis Silkin advised Urban Innovation Company (UIC) on its recent and exciting project of introducing the first smart hubs to the streets of Belfast. The £3M project, funded entirely by UIC which designs and builds next generation telecommunication hubs, will help people stay connected - and even save lives. Lewis Silkin supported UIC with a variety of commercial, corporate, IP, planning and data privacy related advice.
Lewis Silkin advises its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, on the sale of Publicis Health Solutions to Altamont Capital Partners
Deal12 February 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, on the sale of Publicis Health Solutions to Altamont Capital Partners.
Lewis Silkin advises its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of the remaining 24.9% stake in Blue 449 from M&C Saatchi Plc
Deal04 February 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of the remaining 24.9% stake in Blue 449 from M&C Saatchi Plc.
Deal11 January 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen, the digital communications group, on its acquisition of Planning-Inc Ltd, a predictive analytics and data marketing business.
Lewis Silkin advises Harbour Group on the acquisition of Pulsar Process Measurement by ONICON Incorporated
Deal10 January 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Harbour Group on the acquisition of Pulsar Process Measurement by ONICON Incorporated.
There is no obligation to keep your articles of association (articles) up to date but there are benefits. It would be cost effective to update your articles to reflect, and take advantage of, the current statutory regime, most notably the Companies Act 2006 (the Act) which replaced the Companies Act 1985. This guide explains why
Deal20 December 2018
Deeson Group Holdings, a digital agency specialising in high profile content–managed websites and digital products has been acquired by The Panoply Holdings PLC (a newly listed AIM company) and will be integrated into TPX Manifesto an existing company within The Panoply group.
Lewis Silkin has advised RYVL (The Marketing Group) on its acquisition of Blockchain Nordic Ltd and Proposed Fund Raise.
Deal19 December 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client RVYL, formerly known as The Marketing Group, on its acquisition of Blockchain Nordic Ltd.
Deal18 December 2018
The Lewis Silkin Corporate team has advised its client, Dictate IT, on its acquisition by Irish healthcare, technology and services group, Clanwilliam Group. The Lewis Silkin cross-departmental team have been incredibly busy in 2018, working end-to-end on the full spectrum of corporate transactions within the technology sector, and the success of this acquisition shall further boost the teams reputation within the sector.
Lewis Silkin advises on sale of leading digital service design agency We Are Friday to PA Consulting
Deal17 December 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised We Are Friday, a leading digital service design and engineering agency, on its acquisition by PA Consulting.
Inbrief13 December 2018
If you are setting up a company with your business partner, you may be tempted to rely solely on the statutory default articles of association for private companies limited by shares (the Model Articles) to govern the internal procedures of the company, and the corporate relationship between you. These notes show why you really should consider having articles that are tailored to your circumstances, and even a shareholders’ agreement, between you and your partner - even if you wouldn’t dream of falling out with him or her.
13 December 2018
Even if a company’s articles of association permit a committee of the board of directors of a company to comprise or include persons who are not directors, is it sensible for such a committee to be appointed? Are there benefits? This article explores this question.
06 December 2018
Lewis Silkin is delighted to announce its appointment to the Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Wider Public Sector Legal Services agreement (RM3788) to provide a full range of legal services to public bodies in the UK.
Deal04 December 2018
Lewis Silkin has acted for Stifel, the NYSE listed investment banking firm, in its roles as nominated adviser and sole broker to The Panoply Holdings PLC. The Panoply is a digitally-native technology services company, providing digital transformation services.
Lewis Silkin advises global communications agency Way To Blue, on its acquisition by The Miroma Group
Deal29 November 2018
The Lewis Silkin Corporate team has advised its client, Way To Blue, on its acquisition by The Miroma Group.
Inbrief26 November 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.
30 October 2018
It was my birthday recently, so I was delighted when the Chancellor told me he had got me a present. A Budget! It was a little late, distinctly homemade, and wrapped in a spreadsheet (natch) - but I was fascinated to find out what was inside. In other words, here is a selection of key tax changes for business that were announced in the Budget.
25 October 2018
The UK Government is implementing measures to strengthen corporate governance and insolvency laws. The aim is to increase accountability, improve creditor protection and promote company rescue. This note comments on a selection of the proposals which were published at the end of the summer.