Counselling is a significant part of many London-based corporate group's retentions. It is no different at Lewis Silkin.
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 or partnership
- the duties of directors
- company reorganisations / restructurings
- returning capital to shareholders
- corporate governance
- 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.
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.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)22 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.
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.”
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.
Establishing a business presence in the UK13 April 2022
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.
Lewis Silkin advises The CLV Group through a joint venture to create Waiv Global22 December 2021
Lewis Silkin is pleased to continue its relationship with The Customer Lifetime Value Group, advising the transformation consultancy on its latest business venture. The CLV Group has partnered with Peter Trembling Consultancy to launch Waiv Global, delivering a revolutionary approach to global fan engagement and monetisation.
Directors and their general duties02 December 2021
English law imposes on company directors high standards of behaviour and they must put the interests of the company before their own. Their duties are derived from both statute and case law. In addition to general duties, there are extensive specific duties. This is an introductory guide to those general duties.