Construction of articles of association in the context of a members’ voluntary winding up: in particular, whether provisions for the payment of dividends created a debt and the order of priority on liquidation etc.
Whether a proposed grant of share options to directors by a quoted company’s principal shareholder, which was not foreshadowed in the company’s approved remuneration policy, needed to be approved by shareholders.
Whether the general partner of limited partnership and the limited partnership were members of the same group for the purpose of the Regulated Activities Order.
Advising the ICAEW on whether gifts by a trading subsidiary to a charitable parent company are distributions.
Advising on de facto directorship in the context of a tax scheme.
Advising on whether a voting agreement required disclosure under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Advising on pre-incorporation contracts, promoters and promoters’ duties and liabilities.
Advising on various issues in relation to meetings and the issue of new shares in the context of a dispute between shareholders in a BVI joint venture company.