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8 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate

Protecting buyers’ value in M&A: Part 1- Warranty claims

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mergers and acquisitions

As anyone who’s read a share purchase agreement knows, the largest section therein is generally the warranty schedule. This schedule contains often dozens of pages of statements about the target company or group, covering matters ranging from details of its share capital to its tax affairs.

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11 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, News

Royds Withy King advises Fidelius on simultaneous M&A transactions

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Royds Withy King have advised long time client, £1.5bn asset under management wealth management group Fidelius Financial Holdings on a complex deal leading to the creation of a powerful new strategic partnership with Pacific Asset Management (PAM), the core asset management business of Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments.

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5 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate

Four predictions for the the fate of M&A in the Covid-19 era

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Business predictions

The immediate impact of Covid-19 on UK M&A manifested in April, with the month seeing the lowest level of activity since September 1985. Yet, even amidst uncertainty, it would be unwise to give up on M&A in 2020. Partner James Worrall puts forward his predictions for the markets.

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15 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Commercial, Corporate, Opinion

Corporate Governance and Coronavirus

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in conjunction with the Financial Reporting Council have issued a further Q&A offering guidance to companies in relation to statutory filings, AGMs and other general meetings.

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29 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Corporate governance and coronavirus: IGCN issues new guidance

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Corporate governance

The International Corporate Governance Network (“ICGN”), the investor-led organisation that promotes effective corporate governance standards and stewardship globally has published an open letter offering its view on corporate governance priorities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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