A dual-class structure involves two different classes of shares with differential voting rights.
The rapid onset of COVID-19 in the UK and its financial implications have led to a number of policy commitments by the Government to support business.
Can a company hold a virtual board meeting? A live question before, but now a necessary one - all companies need to ensure that they can fully function despite the disruption caused by the pandemic.
The UK government has sought to help company directors who are trying to guide their company through these unprecedented times
The new Future Fund scheme, aimed at UK startups in response to the impact of COVID-19, will launch in May 2020 and is expected to remain open until the end of September 2020.
Kemp IT Law
Large organisations are increasingly looking at their data estate end to end, from when data first comes into the company, across all its internal processes, and as sent outside.
In the early hours of Monday 20 April, the Government unveiled its Future Fund. In this matched funding scheme, launching in May 2020, the Government will use convertible loans to directly invest...
Further emergency measures are to be introduced to protect tenants from landlords 'aggressively' pursuing rent arrears.
Amid unprecedented turmoil, all of us, including our companies and boards, are rapidly adapting to a new reality.
Charities and social enterprises are grappling with how to manage meetings in this new era of working life.
Companies House has announced that, as from 25 March 2020, businesses will be able to apply for a three month extension for filing their accounts if required because of issues relating to COVID-19.
Healthcare workers are on the frontline of fighting COVID-19, but directors of companies have an equally important task, that of keeping the wheels...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
In our article of 30 March 2020, we noted the importance of directors continuing to monitor their businesses' solvency.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Most modern constitutions will allow Board and Committee meetings to be held electronically, and provide for written resolutions of both Board and shareholders.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The proposal would introduce a new listing requirement for commercial companies with a Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange.
On 4 March 2020, the FCA published a statement in which it made clear its expectations of firms having adequate contingency plans in place to deal with major events, including the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
As investors turn to ESG analysis to bolster their reconnaissance of target companies, Senior Manager for Board Services, Veena Pydiah reflects on the rising influence of ESG
Herbert Smith Freehills
The PRA recently published a letter addressed to Board Chairs of banks, Solvency II insurers, and certain other significant firms to remind them of the PRA's rules relating to diversity in decision...
The UK Parliament made an Order on 3 March 2020 which increases the prescribed part, payable to unsecured creditors from floating charge recoveries on the insolvency of a company
Pinsent Masons LLP
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