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.
What’s the value in updating my articles of association?07 January 2019
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
Can / should someone who is not a director be invited to join a committee of the board?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.
Share buy backs - what’s the fuss?13 December 2018
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’s Corporate Finance team acts on admission to AIM of The Panoply Holdings PLC04 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.
Corporate Governance and Insolvency reforms25 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.
Sam Pennington featured in The Times - Raconteur report: Mergers, Acquisitions & Exit Strategies - Cover your bucks when dealmaking27 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.
Bad leaver provisions enforceable as not penalties03 August 2018
In the recent case of Signia Wealth Limited v Vector Trustees Limited, the court held that the company’s bad leaver provisions (pursuant to which a leaving shareholder was compelled to sell their shares for less than their value) did not fall foul of the penalty doctrine and were therefore enforceable.
Can we remove “limited” from the end of our company name?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.