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.
Establishing a business presence in the UK13 May 2019
If you are a non-UK corporate body and you wish to establish a business presence in the UK, this brief guide covers the main issues you need to consider.
Penalty appeal kicked into touch - Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd24 April 2019
A court has recently upheld the actions of an employer (IP) which enforced bad leaver provisions contained in its articles of association (Articles). Those provisions required a resigning employee (N) to transfer her shares for minimal consideration and forfeit her loan notes.
Keeping accurate records or disqualification and potential prison time? Surely an easy choice!24 April 2019
Evidently not for some…
Entrepreneurs’ relief: the brave new world13 March 2019
This is an update on the changes to the qualifying criteria for entrepreneurs’ relief introduced in the October 2018 Budget, amended in December and now embodied in statute.
Share buy backs - what’s the fuss?13 March 2019
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.
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.
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.