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11 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Corporate, Financial Services, Opinion

What does the Brexit deal mean for UK financial services?

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Brexit-Financial-Services

With the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement now having been signed, what does this mean for the financial services industry, a sector which contributes 7% to the UK economy.

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24 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Financial Services, Opinion

The impact of unconscious bias in Financial Services M&A transactions

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In any financial services M&A transaction, plenty of consideration is given to the technical aspects of the deal and the regulatory, financial and legal analysis that should be undertaken by buyers as part of the transaction process. But what of the psychological aspects particularly the unconscious influences that impact decision making?

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20 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate

Royds Withy King advises British Touring Car driver and entrepreneur Josh Cook on acquisition of performance parts manufacturer

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Our Corporate team has advised British Touring Car driver Josh Cook as he gears up to diversify his career into entrepreneurism.

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13 August 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Protecting buyers’ value in M&A: Part 3 – Tax covenant claims

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Mergers and acquisitions

In the third article in a series on protecting buyers’ value in M&A deals, partner James Worrall in our Corporate team discusses tax covenants – how they differ from warranties and indemnities, when they are used and what function they have in a share purchase agreement.

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16 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate

Protecting buyers’ value in M&A: Part 2 – Indemnity claims

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Mergers and acquisitions

In the second article in a series on protecting buyers’ value in M&A deals, partner James Worrall in our Corporate team discusses indemnities – how they differ from warranties, when they are used and what function they have in a share purchase agreement.

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Double shortlisting for Royds Withy King at South West Dealmakers Awards

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Royds Withy King has been shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the 2020 South West Dealmakers Awards.

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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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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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