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.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)12 July 2017
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.
People with Significant Control - AIM Companies brought within the PSC regime12 July 2017
UK companies listed on AIM were previously exempt from the obligation to keep a register of people with significant control (PSCs), but recent changes mean they will have to have a register from 24 July 2017 onwards.
People with Significant Control - changes in force from Monday 26 June 201729 June 2017
With very little advance notice as to the detail, notable changes regarding the disclosure regime for people with significant control (PSCs) of UK companies and LLPs came into force on Monday 26 June 2017.
Buying a business in the UK11 January 2017
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.
Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket Media Group on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network25 November 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised long-standing client Haymarket Media Group, the privately held media company, on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network, a specialist online motor racing content and events company.
Register of people with significant control over the company - the PSC register17 November 2016
From 6 April 2016 most UK companies and LLPs are required to keep this new type of register among their statutory books. This is a register of individuals or legal entities that have significant control over the company or LLP.
The Bribery Act 2010 – a corporate perspective26 January 2012
This guide summarises the main provisions and practical issues arising from the new UK anti-corruption law effected by the Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) in the context of a corporate body (the “Company”) or group (the “Group”) that carries on business in the UK or overseas, from 1 July 2011, the Act’s implementation date.