Category Archives: Company & Commercial Law

Death of a sole director-shareholder – What happens next?

When a sole director shareholder dies, his or her shares automatically pass to their personal representatives (PR’s), being the executors (if there is a valid will) or the administrators of his or her estate (if the shareholder dies intestate), under … Continue reading

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Will SMEs be shackled by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Data is increasingly becoming the most valuable commodity for businesses and as such, one of the most protected. Considering the GDPR is an update to the Data Protection Act which first came into force in 1998, when one gigabyte of … Continue reading

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Weet-a-bots – cereals in disguise

The recent seizing of 300 boxes of Weetabix by New Zealand customs officials has highlighted the importance of brand protection and ensuring that your brand is protected in all territories in which you trade. The boxes of Weetabix were imported … Continue reading

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Shades of grey

Computer games have historically been considered the preserve of children and students with too much time on their hands.  However, as those children and students have grown up and become adults, a lot of them have retained their love of … Continue reading

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‘Persons with significant interest register’ – all you need to know about the upcoming changes

What is the PSC register? Since 6 April 2016, all UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLP’s) have been required to keep a register of any ‘persons with significant control’ (“PSC”) of the company or LLP. For more information on … Continue reading

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The GDPR – 12 months and counting

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and come into force on 25 May 2018. The impact of these changes … Continue reading

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail – The Benefits of a Shareholders’ Agreement

Family, friends and other investors can often play a vital role in building a successful company, bringing money, experience and contacts to the table, often in exchange for shares in the company. During the honeymoon period shareholders often forget, or … Continue reading

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