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Lewis Silkin has advised NME Networks on the sale of Uncut magazine to Kelsey Media
Deal26 May 2023
The deal, which includes the brand’s print publications and social and digital assets, completed earlier today. All Uncut’s staff also transferred with the sale.
M&A deal practice in Spain and the UK – key differences to bear in mind25 May 2023
Whilst mid-market transaction volumes involving UK and Spanish parties are lower than activity between the UK and France or Germany (for example), the UK is an important market for Spanish acquirers (and vice versa) especially now that the post-Brexit landscape has become clearer.
E-signatures: Industry Working Group Final Report15 May 2023
The Industry Working Group on Electronic Execution of Documents has now published its final report on how to optimise the use of e-signatures in cross border transactions; it addresses the particular challenges, sets out recommendations for reform and also highlights the benefits of e-signatures in guarding against fraud.
Corporate Governance for UK companies – are you meeting statutory reporting requirements?28 April 2023
ESG remains a “hot topic”; this year, the Environmental pillar has been a key area of focus. Governance, the third pillar in the ESG framework, has not received the same level of attention, but is important for companies in the UK to consider, as they may be subject to corporate governance reporting requirements if they meet certain criteria.
Lewis Silkin has advised 365 Retail Markets LLC on its acquisition of Kafoodle
Press Release21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading provider of self-service commerce technology to the foodservice industry – 365 Retail Markets LLC, based in Michigan (USA), on its acquisition of Kafoodle, a UK based food technology company that specialises in menu and kitchen management, nutritional data, and allergy compliance.
Lewis Silkin has advised Next 15 Group Plc’s Palladium Group Limited on the acquisition of onefourzero21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Next 15 Group plc, on the acquisition by Palladium Group of onefourzero, the international digital and commercial M&A consulting firm.
Lewis Silkin has advised Norstella on disposal of Clinerion to form a strategic partnership with TriNetX
Deal21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading pharmaceutical solutions provider Norstella on the formation of its strategic partnership with TriNetX, the global healthcare network driving real world research, which included the sale of Clinerion.
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.
What’s the value in updating my articles of association?
Inbrief01 December 2022
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.
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.