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Due Diligence: Guiding you through the mechanics of selling

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Due diligence is an essential part of any transaction. The buyer of a business will want to “kick the tyres” and ensure that the target business is what the seller has represented it to be.

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New guidance on restricting online resale prices – what it means for your business

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently issued an open letter on restricting online resale prices. Natalie Pring, a solicitor in our Corporate and Commercial team summarises the issues.

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Brexit: Corporate & Commercial legal implications

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The corporate market, particularly relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is highly susceptible to prevailing economic conditions. Here we explore the potential effects of today’s Brexit vote announcement on UK businesses.

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How Manchester United tackled Chelsea for the trade mark “Jose Mourinho”

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In the run up to Euro 2016, with England fans once again daring to dream of glory on the international stage, the football story dominating the headlines was Manchester United‘s search for a new manager, and the eventual appointment of Jose Mourinho. Catching the attention of intellectual property lawyers was the delay caused by the revelation that Chelsea owned various trade marks for the name “Jose Mourinho”, Jose having served as Chelsea manager from 2004 to 2007 and 2013 to 2015.

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The introduction of the ‘confirmation statement’ marking the end of the annual return

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With effect from 30 June 2016, companies will no longer be required to file an annual return at Companies House. Instead, all companies will be required to file a ‘confirmation statement’ at least once every 12 months.

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The introduction of the ‘confirmation statement’ marks the end of the annual return

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With effect from 30 June 2016, companies will no longer be required to file an annual return at Companies House. Instead, all companies will be required to file a ‘confirmation statement’ at least once every 12 months.

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Competition and Markets Authority publishes new guidance on online reviews and endorsements

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published an open letter to marketing agents and their clients.

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M&A market continues to see flurry of deals

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A recent survey has confirmed the growing activity around mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK.

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Figures show an increase in company insolvencies

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The number of companies that went into insolvency rose at the start of the year, new figures reveal.

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Entrepreneurs’ relief: are deferred shares part of a company’s ordinary share capital?

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Companies that have shares with no dividend rights in issue may need to review their impact on the shareholdings of employees and directors and, if necessary, consider either their cancellation or conversion in the light of two recent decisions.

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Buyers beware: limitations on bringing claims under a share purchase agreement

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The recent High Court decision in Teoco UK Ltd v Aircom Jersey 4 Ltd serves as a timely warning to all buyers of companies who later seek to bring claims under the warranties or tax covenants in the share purchase agreement.

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Competition and Markets Authority issues new consumer contract guidance

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The Competition and Markets Authority has published a series of short form guidance notes for businesses trading with consumers. The guidance is designed to help businesses understand what terms in consumer contracts are likely to be considered fair and unfair.

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