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1 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Business alert: Guidance on virtual board meetings

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Video meeting

The Chartered Governance Institute (“ICSA”) has published guidance for companies on holding virtual board meetings.

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30 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Business alert: ICSA issues further guidance on AGMs during the coronavirus outbreak

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AGM during coronavirus

The Chartered Governance Institute (“ICSA”) has now published further guidance for listed companies on holding valid AGMs in light of the government imposed stay at home measures.

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26 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Will unicorns have virus immunity? And other predictions from our M&A lawyers

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M&A lawyers' predictions

With City A.M. reporting that dealmaking activity in the UK has unsurprisingly slumped in response to the effects of the global coronavirus outbreak, what does this mean for buyers, sellers and funders currently involved in transactions in the UK?

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Business alert: Coronavirus and Stamp Duty – new HMRC guidance issued

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New HMRC guidance issued

HMRC has announced a change to its process for stamping stock transfer forms and form SH03s and the payment of stamp duty.

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25 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Commercial, Corporate, Opinion

Coronavirus: Corporate governance and directors’ duties

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Directors' duties

In the midst of the unprecedented challenges facing companies, boards of directors around the UK are considering their personal responsibilities as directors and the corporate governance processes their companies have in place. The Corporate team here are Royds Withy King are being consulted by a number of boards at the moment and James Worrall, a partner in the South West team, shares some of his experiences and advice below.

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27 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Will the confident please stand up

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Mergers and acquisitions

With Brexit behind us now, and the UK one month into the transition period, it’s still business as usual (well, almost) for the rest of 2020. There is, however, plenty of speculation out there about how UK plc will perform this year. Brexit benefits, rate of growth, the likelihood of the EU/UK FTA being wrapped up by 31 December… there is still much we don’t know. Corporate Partners James Worrall and Iain Butler look at the facts and add their voices to the discussion.

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14 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Employee Ownership Association lays down challenge to government

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Bristol is a city that prides itself on being able to combine its strong ethical compass with commercial ambition. So when the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) recently issued a challenge to the government (whatever its complexion post 12 December) to adopt and implement a new, national strategy for employee ownership, we thought that Bristol would be brilliantly placed to take advantage.

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7 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Charities, News

Bristol charity supported with bench donation for innovative cycling scheme

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chari

Royds Withy King has presented a bench to a scheme run by its charity partner which gives everyone the chance to get into cycling.

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2 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Spotlight on a client: Shakeup Cosmetics

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“Royds Withy King have been the perfect legal partner to support us through the negotiations with our investors. They took a commercial and pragmatic approach while still providing invaluable advice with our best interest at heart.”
– Shane Carnell-Xu, Co-Founder, Shakeup Cosmetics Limited

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23 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, News

Royds Withy King shortlisted for Advisory Firm of the Year award

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Royds Withy King has been shortlisted for Advisory Firm of the Year at the Business Leader Awards 2019 in Bristol.

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16 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, News

Retail brand Shakeup Cosmetics secures equity investment with support from Royds Withy King

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The Corporate team at Royds Withy King has supported beauty start-up Shakeup Cosmetics on an equity investment as part of an initial funding round to support the launch of the business.

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12 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Directors’ duties and demergers: transactions defrauding creditors

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The recent High Court decision in Burnden Holdings (UK) ltd (in liquidation) v Fielding serves as an important reminder of the importance of careful planning and execution for corporates planning a demerger or distribution as well as highlighting the importance for all boards of the directors’ duties regime.

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