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Category Archives: Business Law

Corporate and Commercial Newsletter – June 2017

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Corporate and Commercial department. DeBrieF OPINION Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial department – discusses Bad Cases As a commercial lawyer, cases …

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Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial department – discusses Secondary Ticket Reselling

The government has recently published its response to an independent review into secondary ticket reselling. There are two main types of secondary ticket reselling. The first is when an individual sells a ticket online when they can no longer attend …

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Andrew Ryan – partner in our Dispute Resolution department – discusses Shareholder Disputes

Shareholder disputes are not unusual. Shareholders will often have different views and ideas about how the business should be run and this can often lead to conflict. There are documents which you can put in place to govern how the …

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial department – discusses Bad Cases

As a commercial lawyer, cases sometimes come along that make you raise an eyebrow or even just sigh, as you realise a judge (quite unnecessarily) has just made your life more difficult. Often this happens when the court is seeking …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate department – examines recent developments in M&A activity in the North West leisure and hospitality sector.

After a number of seismic events across the political world, it is still very early to see what impact they have had on the regional hospitality/ leisure market and accompanying deal flow.  Over the next couple of years we will …

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Davis Blank Furniss Increases Corporate Law Services at Glossop Office

Davis Blank Furniss is enhancing its corporate law services to local businesses in the Glossop and High Peak areas following the deployment of two of its key partners from the firm’s Manchester HQ to its Ellison Street office each week. …

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Greg Carr – trainee solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Zero Dividends

Shares which do not carry a dividend are not ordinary shares for the purposes of Entrepreneurs’ Relief says the First Tier Tribunal M McQuillan and E McQuillan v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 305 On the sale of a trading business, in …

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Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Data Security

Data security has hit the headlines this month as it was revealed that the ‘internet giant’ Yahoo! was the victim of a cyber-hack in 2014.  An estimated 500 million accounts are thought to have been compromised, 8 million of which …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Corporate Re-organisations – Stamp Duty Changes

From a historical perspective, Section 77 Finance Act 1986 has been a key tool regarding relief from Stamp Duty on share for share exchanges.  The key conditions are detailed at Section 77(3) and include the following: The relevant transfer of …

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Copyright Ownership

Remember that you do not automatically own copyright in material that is created for your business unless the creator is your employee doing so as part of their employment. This means that the right to reproduce and freely make use …

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