From 1 September 2011, Companies House will no longer accept company names on documents submitted to the registrar of companies “which contain minor variations or typographical errors.” The change of policy aims to reduce the current level of rejections and to ensure that documents are entered onto the correct company record. Companies House will reject… Learn more
Samantha joined Matthew Arnold & Baldwin as a trainee in 2005 and qualified as a solicitor in October 2007. Samantha specialises in corporate law and in particular advises in connection with business and company sales and purchases, shareholders’ agreements, articles and corporate governance matters, employee share schemes, loan agreements and security. Samantha has a particular expertise in advising not-for-profit organisations and alongside Shimon Shaw advises unincorporated associations on incorporation, governing documents and charity registrations.
Examples of recent work include acting on the sale of an international digital media company and its related restructure and employee share option plan, advising an IT-outsourcing start-up company on shareholder arrangements, providing English law advice to a US company in connection with the restructuring of its English subsidiaries and its merger with one of the world’s largest telephone operators and preparing investment documentation for an international distribution company.
Samantha was made an Associate in April 2012.
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In the first of a series of blogs addressing practical issues arising out of the Companies Act 2006 we consider how a company may validly execute a deed. Section 44 of the Companies Act 2006, which came into force on 6 April 2008, sets out the rules by which a company may execute a deed.… Learn more
Companies House has introduced a new form to be used when correcting inaccuracies in documents previously filed with the Registrar. The “second filing” service was launched on 6 April 2011 and applies to certain forms delivered on or after 1 October 2009. If a company wishes to submit a second form to correct a form… Learn more
Background How difficult is it to gift a share? This was the question asked by Lady Justice Arden in her judgment in Shah v Shah  EWCA Civ 140. The case considered whether or not a letter accompanied by an incomplete stock transfer form manifested an intention to make a gift or an intention to… Learn more
Introduction In a recent decision the High Court emphasised that the articles of association of a company are to be construed in the same way as any other commercial contract. Background A company’s articles of association (“articles”) set out its basic management and administrative structure and regulates its internal affairs. They create a contract between… Learn more
All companies must provide certain information in their business communications. The requirements are intended to ensure that anyone dealing with a company is aware of its legal identity, its limited liability status and where they can inspect company records. Registered name A company’s registered name must appear on all forms of business correspondence and documentation… Learn more
It has always been possible to appoint a company as a director of another company incorporated and registered in England and Wales. The Companies Act 2006, however, heralded an end to the practice of the all corporate board. From 1 October 2008 all newly incorporated companies have been required to appoint at least one natural… Learn more
An indemnity given by a financial advisor was not personal and therefore could be enforced by an assignee said the Court of Appeal in Shaw v Lighthousexpress Ltd  EWCA Civ 161. Berkeley Wodehouse Associates, a partnership, operated through a network of independent financial advisors. Mr Shaw provided services to BWA under BWA’s standard form of contract for IFA’s… Learn more
The Court of Appeal has ruled that where important terms were still under negotiation, no contract had been concluded. Whittle Movers had been successful in its tender for the supply of distribution and warehousing services to Hollywood Express. The tender process had been ‘subject to contract’ but before a formal long-term contract had been finalised… Learn more
Intel is facing a US federal lawsuit after being accused by the New York Attorney General of using ‘bribery and coercion’ to force computer manufacturers to purchase its central processing unit computer chips (known as CPUs) rather than those of its competitors. CPUs are the main hardware component of a computer, for which Intel is… Learn more