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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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Royds Withy King advises US based gifting company Designworks Collective on acquisition of Gentlemen’s Hardware brand

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Our Corporate team, led by Partner Katharine Mortimer, has advised Nashville-based Designworks Collective on its purchase of the men’s gifting and lifestyle brand, Gentlemen’s Hardware.

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Corporate Transparency: proposed new Companies House ID requirements

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Corporate-meeting

The government has published its full response to its 2019 consultation on “Corporate Transparency and Register Reform”.

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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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Incentivising your workforce: EMI schemes

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EMO schemes

The question many employers face is how to create a sense of ownership within a workforce. How do you incentivise your workforce and create a culture in which your employees feel as invested in your company as you are? The difficulties are acute when cash flow is as tight as it is for many companies this year and boards are looking particularly carefully at pay rises and bonuses.

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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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What the ‘Winter Economy Plan’ might mean for your business

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Contributing authors: Zoe Pettigrew

Yesterday (24 September) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak (the Chancellor), announced, as part of the Government’s so-called “Winter Economy Plan”, further support for businesses. As the UK goes back into a state of winter lockdown there had been calls from businesses, and their representative bodies, for the Government to extend and provide additional support.

The Government has replied to these calls and we consider these changes and what they mean for your business.

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Corporate Governance update: new ICSA guidance on directors’ duties.

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Directors' duties

The Chartered Governance Institute (“ICSA”) has recently published new guidance on directors’ general duties under the Companies Act 2006 (“Act”). ICSA provides guidance for governance professionals across all sectors and whilst aspects of this new guidance applies to publicly owned, listed companies, many of the recommendations have practical application for privately owned companies and their directors should take note.

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

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Contributing authors: Fran Tremeer

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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Future Fund Expansion: UK open for business

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Since its launch in May 2020, the Future Fund has proven to be extremely popular, with applications in excess of the initially funding commitment of £250million.

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New key insolvency measures introduced – Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

The bill has now completed its journey and obtained Royal Assent, becoming legislation in the form of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) (“the Act”).

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