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Business Secretary Intervenes in Perpetuus Acquisition on National Security Grounds

Friday, 10 September 2021

On 5 September the Secretary of State for BEIS intervened on national security grounds in the proposed acquisition by a company apparently associated with a Chinese academic of a group of small UK companies engaged in commercialising graphene.

Business Secretary Intervenes in Perpetuus Acquisition on National Security Grounds

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Takeover of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc by Private Equity-Backed Cobham - CMA Calls for Comments by the Public

Thursday, 19 August 2021

The agreed takeover of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc ('Ultra') by Cobham Group Holdings Ltd ('Cobham') has been referred by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng on national security grounds to the Competition and Markets Authority (the 'CMA').

Takeover of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc by Private Equity-Backed Cobham - CMA Calls for Comments by the Public

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Acquisition of UK Video Games Maker Sumo Group Conditioned on Clearing US and UK National Security Review

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Tencent, the Chinese owner of WeChat (a popular social media messaging app), offered on Monday to buy all the shares of AIM-listed video games developer Sumo Group for £919 million cash.

Acquisition of UK Video Games Maker Sumo Group Conditioned on Clearing US and UK National Security Review

Articles & Blogs Corporate Technology & Startups

How Foreign Funds and LPs Can Avoid Filing Mandatory Declarations With CFIUS for Investments in US Critical Technology Businesses

Monday, 05 July 2021

Fund managers have long had to address the risk of acquiring US businesses in certain sectors subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS).

How Foreign Funds and LPs Can Avoid Filing Mandatory Declarations With CFIUS for Investments in U.S. Critical Technology Businesses

Articles & Blogs Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring

New Powers to Disqualify Directors of Dissolved Companies on the Horizon

Friday, 11 June 2021

A new Bill aims to introduce important changes to the director disqualification regime in England and Wales and will extend investigative powers to include former directors of dissolved companies. What changes could be on the horizon?

New Powers to Disqualify Directors of Dissolved Companies on the Horizon

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Why The SEC's Action Against Misleading Statements is Important to UK Institutional Investors Entering Private Funds

Monday, 15 March 2021

UK institutional investors considering committing to a new private equity, venture capital or hedge fund ( 'Private Funds') read their private placement memoranda ('PPMs') with interest (or instruct their consultants to do so).

Why The SEC's Action Against Misleading Statements is Important to UK Institutional Investors Entering Private Funds

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Company Directors - Beware Your Duty to Disclose Interests

Friday, 05 March 2021

Under English company law, company directors who have an interest in an arrangement with the company must declare the "nature and extent" of that interest to the other directors. A recent Court of Appeal judgment serves as a useful reminder of this duty.

Company Directors - Beware Your Duty to Disclose Interests

Articles & Blogs Corporate Technology & Startups

Investment Deals - The Value of an Investment Term Sheet

Friday, 29 January 2021

A question we are often asked is whether an investment term sheet is necessary? Would it not be quicker and cheaper to bypass the term sheet stage and instead move straight to the negotiation of the actual investment documents?

Investment Deals - The Value of an Investment Term Sheet

Articles & Blogs Corporate Technology & Startups

Ready, Set, Go! How to Ensure Your Business Is 'Investment Ready'

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Raising growth capital for businesses is a challenge. From a legal perspective, there are steps you can take to make the investment process more straightforward.

Ready, Set, Go! How to Ensure Your Business Is 'Investment Ready'

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A Spring Clean at Companies House

Monday, 11 January 2021

In 2019, the Government commissioned a review on company regulation, corporate transparency and Companies House. The review has identified some key changes which could be made to how new and existing companies are administered and regulated.

 A Spring Clean at Companies House

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

Can a Buyer Pull Out of a Deal Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Thursday, 03 December 2020

A recent case (Travelport Limited and others v WEX Inc) has provided guidance on the construction and application of material adverse effect clauses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can a Buyer Pull Out of a Deal Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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Tax Covenant Claims - Did You Not Notice?

Thursday, 17 September 2020

A recent High Court case has found that a buyer's notice of a tax covenant claim did not meet the requirements set out in the underlying sale and purchase agreement.

Remember Brexit? It's Coming So What Should Businesses Be Doing Now?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate

How Will the Hospitality Industry Operate Once Reopened?

Friday, 03 July 2020

The Government has issued updated guidance to restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways following the announcement that they can reopen from 4 July.

How Will the Hospitality Industry Operate Once Reopened?

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Securing the Future of Your Company - Have You Done Enough?

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

How can directors and shareholders plan effectively to ensure their company can continue to operate after their death?

Securing the Future of Your Company - Have You Done Enough?

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Enforcing Your Protections - The Cost of Delay

Wednesday, 03 June 2020

A recent case highlights that buyers seeking to rely on an indemnity claim should carefully revisit and review the provisions of their share purchase agreement.

Enforcing Your Protections - The Cost of Delay