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Sam Pennington featured in The Times - Raconteur report: Mergers, Acquisitions & Exit Strategies - Cover your bucks when dealmaking
Press27 September 2018
Corporate partner Sam Pennington featured in The Times - Raconteur report - M&A and Exit Strategies today, quoted in relation to the growing use of insurance in Mergers & Acquisitions transactions.
Karish Andrews comments for Sportcal: Clubs reject CVC's £275m Premiership bid but would sell minority
Press13 September 2018
Karish Andrews comments in an article for Sportcal, which discusses the clubs in the Gallagher Premiership rejecting a £275-million offer from CVC Capital Partners.
Press01 August 2018
In an article for Lawyer Monthly, Jonathan Carr discusses employment law due diligence in M&A transactions, and what US companies should consider when investing in the UK.
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.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Technical Associates Group
Deal23 July 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of the Technical Associates Group (“TAG”), a specialist technical content and digital marketing business focused on the industrial engineering sector, on 12 July 2018.
Deal19 July 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Tradeteq, a Trade Finance Distribution Platform, on its $6.3 Million seed extension funding round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures (“ADV”).
04 July 2018
Welcome to our June 2018 Corporate Update which brings you news and our views on law and practice for corporates and their owners and managers.
Press03 July 2018
In an article for Architect's Choice, Sara Cohen discusses the concept of business owners sharing ownership with employees.
29 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?
Matthew Rowbotham writes for PR Week: Is PR ready to share? The employee ownership alternative to the agency model29 June 2018
In an article for PR Week, Matthew Rowbotham comments on how employee ownership uptake has, generally, remained confined to a few core sectors, and asks, is PR ready to share?
27 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.
26 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.
Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket on its sale of the world’s best-selling gadget magazine – Stuff – to Kelsey Media
Deal06 June 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Haymarket Media Group, on the sale of Stuff to Kelsey Media. Stuff encompasses the world’s best-selling gadget magazine and Stuff.TV. The deal is due to close in mid-June following consultation with affected employees. It follows the sale by Haymarket, advised by Lewis Silkin, of four specialist consumer brands to Future plc, which closed last month.
Deal31 May 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Sparkler, a leading digital insight and strategy consultancy, on its acquisition by PA Consulting Group.
Deal26 April 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Cirkle, the PR and digital consultancy, on its move to become 60% owned by employees.
Press13 April 2018
Karish Andrews comments on football team Paris St-Germain, who are set to face UEFA sanctions after accusations of failing to meet FFP regulations.
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.
Deal26 March 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Haymarket Media Group, on the sale of five consumer media brands to Future plc, for an aggregate sum of up to £14m.
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.