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Significant changes to UK company law confirmed: key points to consider now

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, which materially reforms UK company law, is set to be fully in force by April 2016. This briefing looks at the key changes to consider now, including the new register of "persons with significant control", and the abolition of bearer shares.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 25 May 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Digital tax accounts, donations to charity and the dangers of intestacy: private client update

This Macfarlanes briefing provides an update on recent legal developments that are likely to have an impact on private clients, as well as guides to help navigate legal issues that may arise in day-to-day life. Subjects covered include the Budget, the dangers of intestacy, and charitable donations.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 21 May 2015 | Practice Area: Private Client

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Sky's the limit for Skype: trade mark dispute puts branding pitfalls in focus

The General Court of the European Union has handed down its judgment in the long-running dispute over the Skype and Sky trade marks, a case which starkly highlights the need to conduct extensive due diligence and take legal advice before branding any new product or company, as Macfarlanes reports.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 15 May 2015 | Practice Area: Trademarks

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Breach of warranty claim: High Court case highlights the importance of a correct notice

A recent High Court case has again confirmed the necessity, when drafting notice of a breach of warranty, in following provisions detailing the content for such a notice set out in the sale and purchase agreement. In this briefing, Macfarlanes looks at the details and the impact of this judgment.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 13 May 2015 | Practice Area: Warranties

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Premium listed companies - clarity on the notice period required for general meetings

This briefing rounds up news of interest for M&A lawyers, including the ICSA’s view on the notice period required to be given by premium listed companies of general meetings, and amendments to provisions in the Companies Act 2006 governing the authorisation and financing of share buybacks.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 08 May 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Jurisdiction disputes: Court of Appeal guidance on choosing the right forum to bring proceedings

In this briefing, Macfarlanes reports on a recent Court of Appeal decision which parties involved in jurisdiction disputes should bear in mind to avoid bringing proceedings in the wrong country. The case also provides important guidance on the use of 'anchor defendants' in jurisdiction disputes.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 30 April 2015 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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High Court offers guidance on service of English proceedings in Russia

This Macfarlanes briefing looks at a recent case in which the High Court ruled that English proceedings were validly served in Russia under the Hague Convention, despite a Russian district judge issuing a certificate stating that the documents had not been served.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 27 April 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Non-dom nightmare: the pre-election proposals and what non-doms should do now

Following Labour's headline-making proposals to scrap non-dom tax status, the Conservatives have said that they will consider withdrawing non-dom tax privileges for people who have “inherited” their non-dom status. This briefing looks at what might change, and what non-doms should do now.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 22 April 2015 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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Questions answered over court powers to approve completion of cross-border mergers

The High Court has confirmed that the court does have jurisdiction to make a conditional order approving the completion of a cross-border merger under the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007. This Macfarlanes M&A update looks at the details and impact of this case.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 20 April 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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High Court unwilling to imply a term of good faith into a power to modify loan notes

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up news of interest for M&A lawyers, this week focusing on a recent case in which the High Court was not willing to imply a term of good faith into a power to modify loan notes.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 15 April 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation

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