Written Shareholders’ Resolutions
SPEEDREAD: We have set out a quick summary of the main points that private companies should be aware of to enable them to use written resolutions, with an explanation of what is usually needed and how they will be passed.
Private companies are able to pass shareholders’ resolutions by way of written resolutions rather than holding a general …
Keeping Company Records
SPEEDREAD: A summary of the main types of company registers and documents that are required by law to be held and maintained by a private limited company, with brief details of their content, and how the law has changed in recent years.
The Companies Act 2006 defines “company records” as being: any register, index, accounting records, agreement, memorandum, …
Brexit – Considering moving your company? The time to act is NOW!
If you run a company registered in a country within the EEA (European Economic Area), you may be considering how the impending threat of the UK leaving the EU is going to affect your business and what measures you can take in advance to best protect your business. As many speculate as to how the negotiations will affect …
Board Meetings – the Basics and Good Practice
SPEEDREAD: This is a very brief guide to some of the points you should be aware of about calling, holding and recording board meetings of private limited companies. References to the Act are to the Companies Act 2006.
Articles: A company’s articles normally contain provisions regarding board meetings and minutes (either expressly or by …
Contract law: Contract implied between group companies by Court of Appeal
Often group companies make intra-group arrangements, particularly where a service company may provide employees to another group company, as was the case in MF Global UK Ltd (In Special Administration), Re  EWCA Civ 569. Here, the Court of Appeal held that the arrangements in this situation were contractually binding. …