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Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)
Inbrief22 March 2023
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.
Lewis Silkin has advised Mercia on its syndicated venture capital investment in CanSense
Press Release13 March 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised Mercia on its syndicated venture capital investment in Swansea-based CanSense.
Lewis Silkin has advised CECO Environmental on the acquisition of Wakefield Acoustics Ltd
Deal12 January 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised CECO Environmental Corporation on the acquisition of UK-based noise control technology company Wakefield Acoustics Ltd.
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of marketing technology company Yieldify10 January 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, a global leader in communications, present in over 100 countries and employing around 96,000 professionals worldwide, on its acquisition of Yieldify, a marketing technology company with operations in London, the US, Australia and Singapore.
Lewis Silkin advises 59 Productions on major new creative venture
Deal19 December 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised production design studio 59 Productions on a corporate joint venture for a major new exhibition space in Kings Cross, London.
From crypto winter to crypto trading platform collapse – paving the path to greater regulation of crypto12 December 2022
The trajectory of the crypto sector has been marked by a number of events over the course of this year from the crypto-winter (including instability in crypto markets, the collapse of Terra (an algorithmically-backed stablecoin supplemented by a reserve of Bitcoin) and consequential failures of crypto-related firms) through to the collapse of the centralised crypto trading platform FTX and most of its associated businesses. The regulatory message from Sir John Cunliffe has been consistent throughout: we need effective regulation of crypto technologies in finance.
e-Signatures in corporate transactions – what you need to know12 December 2022
In 2019 we published an article called “Dotted lines are disappearing but the Law Commission has joined the dots on electronic signatures”. The article predicted a shift towards more widespread adoption of e-signatures, especially following the publication of a Law Commission report aimed at helping “users of e-signatures to proceed with confidence.”
CSOP options – A new lease of life?08 December 2022
As part of the infamous Mini-Budget published on 23 September 2022, the then-Chancellor announced some surprise changes to HMRC’s rules around ‘CSOP option’ grants – and they’re some of the few changes announced in that rather ill-fated reform package still to be going ahead.
Law Society and CLLS update 2016 practice note on electronic execution of documents29 November 2022
A (very) brief history of key guidance on electronic execution of documents.
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Born Social on the sale of the agency to Croud
Deal16 November 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of global social and brand advertising expert Born Social on their sale to award winning global digital marketing agency Croud.
National Security And Investment Act 202114 November 2022
The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (“NSI Act”) provides the UK government with new powers to scrutinise investments on national security grounds. The regime set out in the NSI Act came into force on 4 January 2022.
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group on the acquisition of More2
Deal04 November 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its client, Sideshow Group, on the acquisition of leading marketing & data science business, More2.
Restrictive covenants26 October 2022
In this article we explore restrictive covenants, what they are, their enforceability and their use in M&A deals in the advertising and marketing industry.
Tax issues on earn-outs26 October 2022
Earn-outs are an extremely popular method of pricing businesses in the advertising and marketing sector.
Earn-outs26 October 2022
In this article we explore so called “earn-out” deals: what they are; why they are used in private M&A transactions in the advertising and marketing industry; and some of the issues that they pose for both buyers and sellers.
EMI options: Top 10 mistakes uncovered on an exit – and how to avoid them26 October 2022
In this article we explore Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) options, an extremely popular employee incentive mechanism in the advertising and marketing industry, thanks to their unrivalled tax benefits and the flexibility permitted around setting their terms.
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group on the acquisition of Nomensa
Deal17 October 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client, Sideshow Group, on the acquisition of strategic experience design agency Nomensa.
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Copper Consultancy on an agreement with RSK10 October 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of specialist infrastructure communications firm, Copper Consultancy (“Copper”), on an agreement with RSK Group.
Lewis Silkin has advised IFF Research on a senior debt plus equity investment from Connection Capital LLP28 September 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its client, IFF Research, on an investment into the UK-based public sector and Policy Research provider by Connection Capital LLP.
Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen Communications Group’s subsidiary, Savanta, on the acquisition of This is Motif Limited
Deal28 September 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen’s subsidiary, Savanta, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of This is Motif Limited, one of the largest independently owned insight agencies in the UK.