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Shareholder pre-emption rights - a valued investor protection

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Shareholder pre-emption rights - a valued investor protection

The UK Pre-Emption Group’s latest report highlights the continuing importance to investors of “pre-emption rights”, or rights of first refusal on new equity issues

11 May 2016
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Take Action! An update on Shareholder Activism

Shareholder activism continues to make global headlines as activist investors target new companies, and new geographies

29 April 2016
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Identifying the beneficial owners of foreign companies

Identifying the beneficial owners of foreign companies – UK real estate or public contracts

16 March 2016
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Major changes to UK company law - the Register of People with Significant Control

Controllers of UK companies to be named on a public register from 6 April

10 March 2016
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A New Year – Annual Reporting and AGMs 2016

Developments in AGMs and Annual Reports for premium listed companies.

15 February 2016
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Raising Capital in Europe - the proposed new Prospectus Regulation

Raising capital in Europe – the EC’s plans to cut red tape.

14 December 2015
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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 – revised timetable published

UK government delays new rules requiring companies to publicise details of their significant controllers

28 August 2015
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Changes to UK company law - The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

The UK’s Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015, and makes major changes to UK company law.

30 March 2015
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Doing business with foreign companies – who has authority to sign contracts?

A recent English Court of Appeal decision provides a reminder of the need to investigate signing authorities carefully when contracting with non-UK companies.

11 March 2015
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The Reckitt Benckiser decision - regulatory compliance and the need for adequate procedures

The decision to fine Reckitt Benckiser for listing rules breaches provides further reasons for regulatory risk to remain a current corporate concern.

19 February 2015
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Completion accounts - getting what you paid for

When buying or selling a business, staying closely involved in the detail of the agreement is critical to securing the deal that you think you’ve made.

16 September 2014
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