Below is the fifth article in our series “How to: appoint a director to office”, which explains the process to be followed in order to validly appoint a director to office in a private limited company. Should you require specific advice on any topic covered by our “How to” articles, please do not hesitate to… Learn more
Richard heads up the firm's Corporate team and specialises in transactional and non-transactional corporate law. The majority of his work is in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, but he also advises on corporate governance. He has additional expertise in LLPs.
Richard provides proactive and practical commercial advice to a wide range of senior decision making clients. His clients range across a number of business sectors including banking, car rental, IT, fast food, distribution, recruitment, print management and property. He acts for funders (institutional and equity), sellers and buyers, whether trade or management teams.
Richard's clients include Europcar UK Group (Europcar, National and Alamo brands), SANYO Europe, Esri UK, Defaqto, Computacenter, RTL Group, SeeWoo Foods, several well known UK banks plus a wide range of SME clients.
Additionally, Richard sits on the firm's Management Board and has ultimate responsibility for the firm's marketing activities.
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Below is the fourth article in our series “How to: pass a shareholder resolution by way of a written resolution”, which explains the alternative procedure to holding a meeting available to private limited companies for passing a shareholder resolution. Should you require specific advice on any topic covered by our “How to” articles, please do… Learn more
Below is our third article in the series “How to: pass a special resolution”, which explains the methods a company can use to pass a special resolution by its shareholders. Should you require specific advice on any topic covered by our “How to” articles, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our corporate… Learn more
In the recent case of Sycamore Bidco Ltd v (1) Breslin (2) Dawson  EWHC 3443 (Ch), the High Court has considered whether express warranties in a share sale agreement could found an action for misrepresentation. The claim The claimant company, Sycamore Bidco (S), purchased shares in an insurance broking and consultancy company for £16.75m.… Learn more
We hope that you found the first article in our series of “How to” mailings useful. Please see below our second article in the series “How to: pass an ordinary resolution”, which explains the methods a company can use to pass a resolution by its shareholders where the consent required is a simple majority. Should… Learn more
We are pleased to launch our new series of “How to” articles. These articles will summarise some of the key procedures to be followed and obligations which are to be adhered to by private limited companies under the Companies Act 2006. We hope that you will find these articles a useful point of reference. The… Learn more
The Deutsche Boerse has announced that the fourth and lowest segment of the Frankfurt stock exchange (the First Quotation Board (“FQB”)) will be discontinued from the third quarter of this year. The move appears to have come about as a result of concerns over transparency and market manipulation with a surge in frauds on that… Learn more
In the most recent instalment of its “Red Tape Challenge”, the Government has asked businesses to give their opinion on company legislation, with the aim of reducing the burden of regulation on UK businesses. The Red Tape Challenge is a website-based project aimed at identifying – and scrapping – unnecessary regulations. Over the past few… Learn more
The Chancellor announced during his Autumn Statement today that people who invest up to £100,000 in a qualifying new start-up business would be eligible for income tax relief of 50 per cent. This relief will be available from April 2012. As an added incentive, the chancellor also announced a capital gains tax exemption on gains… Learn more
Last month, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced that it will make two changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code in order to strengthen diversity in the boardroom. The revised UK Corporate Governance Code, which came into effect in June 2010, included a new Principle B.2 which stated that “the search for board candidates should… Learn more