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Company Law & Regulatory Advice

Share structures

Even the best laid plans for a company's structure will alter over time. We can advise you on the creation or alteration of share structures within your company to suit your new needs.

This may include shares with limited voting rights, dividend only shares or non-voting preference shares. Alternatively you may wish to create a class of shares to be held by your wife/husband or children so that dividends can be paid direct to them to take advantage of their tax allowances. Shares can also be structured so as to distinguish between working shareholders, investor shareholders and employees.

Allotments and Increases in authorised share capital

You may need to create new shares in order to raise finance. Our commercial solicitors can give you legal advice on increasing the authorised share capital and the allotment of new shares. We will prepare all the appropriate forms and resolutions that are required, leaving you to run your business.

Company buy-backs
A company can buy back its own shares in certain circumstances. It is vital to get the documentation right in such scenarios. We can advise either the company or the seller of the shares in such matters, including preparing the appropriate resolutions and documentation.

Key reasons for a company buy back include:

  • Returning surplus cash to shareholders
  • Providing an exit route to shareholders
  • Increasing net assets per share.

Mergers and Hive-ups

You may wish to transfer a business or business assets between group companies. We can help with this. We can also help where 2 groups of shareholders wish to merge separate companies, perhaps to save costs or increase efficiency.

If you would like to discuss your business requirements in more detail, please contact us on 01823 446216 or submit an online enquiry and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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