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I have the power – but should I use it?

I have the power – but should I use it?

By | 23 Dec 2015

Directors have a duty to exercise their powers for a proper purpose. The scope of this duty in the context of their ability to restrict shares has recently been clarified by the Supreme Court.

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Tougher penalties for health and safety offences

Tougher penalties for health and safety offences

18 Dec 2015

New sentencing guidelines are expected to lead to a significant increase in the level of fines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences

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Spotlight on directors' duties to shareholders

Spotlight on directors' duties to shareholders

09 Dec 2015

Legal action by Lloyds' shareholders, who made losses when the share price crashed following the bank's acquisition of HBOS, will illuminate directors' duties in relation to shareholder circulars.

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Changes to company law

Changes to company law

By | 03 Dec 2015

A number of changes to UK company law are being introduced as a result of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

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Implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation

Implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation

26 Nov 2015

The FCA is consulting on changes to its Handbook to make it compatible with the new Market Abuse Regulation which takes effect from 3 July 2016.

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Takeover Panel publicly criticises advisers

Takeover Panel publicly criticises advisers

26 Nov 2015

The Panel has publicly criticised several advisers for serious breaches of the Takeover Code.

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Major shareholding notification and other DTR changes

Major shareholding notification and other DTR changes

25 Nov 2015

The DTRs are being amended with effect from 26 November 2015. Changes include amendments to the major shareholder notification regime and notification requirements relating to the home member state

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Employee buy outs: an alternative succession solution for professional partnerships

Employee buy outs: an alternative succession solution for professional partnerships

By | 11 Nov 2015

Employee buy outs: an alternative succession solution for professional partnerships

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Cross Border Mergers by operation of law - EU Directive 2005/56

Cross Border Mergers by operation of law - EU Directive 2005/56

By , , , and | 10 Nov 2015

The EU Directive on Cross Border Mergers of Limited Liability Companies (2005/56/EC) (the Directive) provides a mechanism whereby qualifying companies can effect mergers by operation of law.  

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