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Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Ludendo Enterprises UK Ltd (LEUK) on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the trading group that operated under the world famous ‘Hamleys’ brand.
Ambiguities in SME law must be eliminated...
So how will deals work in the future?
Steps the court must take to establish the appropriate fine.
A prudent buyer should ensure that restrictive covenants are negotiated prior to completion.
Five employment updates likely to give employers a fright, including mandatory gender pay gap reporting.
Stand by for an ‘immigration skills charge’ and ‘illegal working checks’.
As it becomes increasingly common for contractual documentation to be concluded electronically, we examine the pros and cons of e-signatures against traditional wet ink signatures.
…and Companies House forms will be updated.
Shoosmiths has acted for the management team of Milton Keynes based business Compello Holdings Ltd in the £113m sale to Hoist Finance (UK) Ltd in July 2015.
As the government seeks to resolve the UK’s skills gap and reduce net migration into the UK, Shoosmiths examines two new charges which are proposed to be levied on businesses.
The Court of Appeal has given further guidance on the use of ‘business sense’ in the interpretation of commercial contracts.
…without the superior landlord’s consent.
’Persons with significant control’ provisions pushed back, among other changes.
Fine shows sentences are likely to be a lot higher than before, and far more consistent.
Shoosmiths advised the sellers on the disposal of Global Group (UK) Ltd, a global healthcare business, to Impellam Group.
Shoosmiths offers its top tips for a seller responding to legal due diligence enquiries, to make the process as focused, cost-effective and efficient as possible.
Reform will bring UK into line with other jurisdictions in providing more flexibility in fund structures.
Google has announced a significant reorganisation and the creation of a new holding company named Alphabet Inc. In this update, Shoosmiths consider the reasons why companies may choose to do this.
Shoosmiths has advised venture capital firm MMC Ventures on its £2.5m investment in online floristry business, Bloom & Wild, in a Series A funding round.