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Financing a growing business – should the EIS be at the forefront of FDs’ minds?

Financing a growing business – should the EIS be at the forefront of FDs’ minds?

Published: 15 April 2019

David Gee explores the potential benefits of companies obtaining Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) status to drive their growth.

How to make your business attractive to investors - first featured in The Caterer on 22 March 2019

How to make your business attractive to investors - first featured in The Caterer on 22 March 2019

Published: 1 April 2019

Business owners need watertight arrangements behind the scenes if their company is to be a lure for buyers.

A serious and sensible investor will want to do their homework. What is the investor buying into? How successful is the business? What are its prospects? Are there any major risks? These questions, along with others, will need to be evaluated in order to make an informed decision as to the attractiveness of the offering.

Are you worried about the impact of Brexit on your business?  Piers Larbey considers some potential issues for key areas of your business

Are you worried about the impact of Brexit on your business? Piers Larbey considers some potential issues for key areas of your business

Published: 7 March 2019

Brexit in Brief: A short guide to the potential implications of Brexit on your business

Fletcher Day Advises Award-Winning Office Furniture Firm on Private Equity Deal

Fletcher Day Advises Award-Winning Office Furniture Firm on Private Equity Deal

Published: 11 June 2018

Toronto-based Lynx Equity Limited has acquired Day 2 Interiors Limited, an award-winning office furniture dealer and commercial furniture scheme consultant in London. 

Which Legal Structure Should I Choose?

Which Legal Structure Should I Choose?

Published: 11 June 2018

New idea, new business? Or perhaps you are looking to scale up your existing business and want to ensure that you have the right structure in place?

There are a number of options available and choosing the right corporate vehicle for your needs is very important. The right structure could not only save you money, but also offer protection against your personal assets (such as the family home) if the business encounters difficulties.

Are You GDPR Ready?

Are You GDPR Ready?

Published: 27 March 2018

It’s the final countdown…the 25 May 2018 is now fast approaching.

It is hard to escape the fact that the imminent and hotly discussed General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are about to come into force in the UK. But how many of you know what this actually means for you and your business and what measures and actions you need to take now to avoid falling foul of these new crippling penalties for breach of this new legislation?

London: Still a land of opportunity for Italian businesses

London: Still a land of opportunity for Italian businesses

Published: 2 February 2018

Until May 2016, London was the go-to destination for Italian nationals wanting to broaden their horizons and enhance their careers. 

Fletcher Day growth continues apace with appointment of Corporate and Incentives Lawyer

Fletcher Day growth continues apace with appointment of Corporate and Incentives Lawyer

Published: 16 August 2017

Central London Commercial Law firm Fletcher Day is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Glover as a Consultant within the firm’s rapidly expanding Corporate team.

Shares or Assets - What’s the Difference?

Shares or Assets - What’s the Difference?

Published: 1 August 2017

Whether you are buying or selling a business, it is a significant decision and one which must be considered carefully by all parties involved.

There are two principal ways of acquiring a business in the UK:

1. Asset purchase –the buyer chooses to buy certain assets and rights of a business which are owned by the selling company; and

2. Share purchase – the buyer acquires ownership of the target company in its entirety. This acquisition would include all assets, liabilities and obligations of the business.

Size up Your Investment

Size up Your Investment

Published: 13 July 2017

Are you looking to invest in a business? It’s so easy to dive straight in and transact on a handshake. This could be a costly mistake. Pause and consider the risk profile of investing in the business, as well as the threats to which the business is exposed to. Set out all the terms of the deal in writing.

In this opening article, we highlight some of the fundamental considerations when you are looking at investing equity capital in a business and in a series of EIGHT bite size articles, we examine each of these areas in more detail.

Our growth continues to accelerate with second partner appointment to our Corporate and Commercial team this month

Our growth continues to accelerate with second partner appointment to our Corporate and Commercial team this month

Published: 4 July 2017

Fletcher Day are delighted to announce the arrival of Neil Pfister who joins as a Corporate and Commercial Law Partner. The appointment took effect from Monday 3 June 2017.

Significant changes to filing requirements for companies from 26 June 2017

Significant changes to filing requirements for companies from 26 June 2017

Published: 13 June 2017

Further changes have been announced to UK Anti-Money Laundering and the PSC (People of Significant Control) Regime which will impact company filing requirements. 

Fletcher Day Growth Continues With Corporate Partner Appointment

Fletcher Day Growth Continues With Corporate Partner Appointment

Published: 25 May 2017

Fletcher Day is very excited to welcome Kyri Papantoniou as Partner to the Corporate team.

Protecting Confidential Information

Protecting Confidential Information

Published: 19 May 2017

You may have a valuable brand or your business may depend upon a particular product or process.  You may have already taken steps to protect these products but have you also considered your confidential information?

Fletcher Day growth continues with key Corporate Partner appointment

Published: 25 April 2017

Andy Herricks is a Corporate Partner based in Fletcher Day’s Manchester office.

He is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience advising clients across the North West.

He acts mainly for entrepreneurs and owner-managers and speaks to decision-makers on a daily basis.

Why you should have a Shareholders' Agreement

Why you should have a Shareholders' Agreement

Published: 30 September 2016

When incorporating a new company, or investing in an existing one, it is important to make sure that the relationship amongst all the shareholders is clear and well-regulated.  This helps to avoid any issues arising further down the line, which may lead to internal conflicts, problems running the business and, in the worst case scenario, litigation amongst shareholders and the possible winding-up of the company.

More Red Tape for Companies

More Red Tape for Companies

Published: 27 February 2016

From 6 April 2016, UK companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and Societates Europaeae (with some exceptions for listed or traded entities, etc) will be required to identify and record the people who own or control them (PSCs). In this note, we refer to companies, but the rules for LLPs are similar. 

Data Protection gets Interesting

Data Protection gets Interesting

Published: 27 February 2016

The draft General Data Protection Regulation (often referred to as GDPR) should be formally adopted in the coming months, and come into force in two years’ time. It will extend the scope of the EU data protection law to foreign companies processing data of EU residents, and provide for a harmonisation of the data protection regulations throughout the EU. The measure has been described as ‘the most comprehensive reform of data protection law ever in the EU’s history’. 

The Odour (ODR) of Online Sales

The Odour (ODR) of Online Sales

Published: 27 February 2016

The European Commission has established an online dispute resolution platform (ODR) to enable a consumer of goods or services bought online in the EU, to submit a complaint form online, to a business based anywhere in the EU. The complaint can then be dealt with by alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  It is a new requirement for traders of online sales or service contract in all sectors to participate with ODR, with a few exceptions.  The advantage of this is that ADR is intended to be cheaper and quicker than court action.

Employment Act 2015 Update

Employment Act 2015 Update

Published: 26 October 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 is currently being implemented in a staged fashion throughout 2015 and 2026. During this transitional period it is important to be aware of the new measures coming into force so that you don’t get caught out.

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