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How should I structure a property development SPV with two shareholders?

Paul Sutton

The following is adapted from a discussion board on AccountingWeb. Question: I have a client company which comprises two directors. One owns 2/3 shares and the other the remaining 1/3 shares. The company has bought a property which potentially could be developed into residential units. The minority shareholder will be introducing 1/3 of the purchase…

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5 books that will transform your business life (and your personal life)

Paul Sutton

This is a purely personal view – a list of the top five books that will transform the way you think about your business, whatever it is. 1. “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm” by Verne Harnish Lots of actionable ideas about managing a business,…

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Now Live: Important New Resource for Corporates and Transfer Pricing Professionals

Paul Sutton

Law firm LCN Legal has published a suite of template intercompany agreements for transfer pricing. The templates form part of the LCN Legal ‘toolkit’ of practical resources for multinational corporates. For more information about the toolkit, click here. Most transfer pricing professionals agree that intercompany agreements can play an important role in supporting a multinational…

Group Reorganisations

Intercompany Agreements

53% of Enterprise Investment Scheme fund managers have not protected their name as a trade mark

Paul Sutton

A survey carried out by fund and corporate law firm LCN Legal has revealed that less than half of Enterprise Investment Scheme fund managers have registered their names as trade marks with the UK Intellectual Property Office. 53% have not, which means that it may be more difficult for them to prevent others from trading…

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When should I register a trade mark for my business?

Paul Sutton

Trade mark registration is not always top of the to-do list for new businesses – or for businesses new to the UK. So at what point should does it make sense to go ahead and spend the money on a trade mark application? Key questions to ask yourself From a commercial perspective, there are two…

LCN Updates

Important New Resource for Corporates and Transfer Pricing Professionals

Paul Sutton

Law firm LCN Legal has announced the launch of a suite of template intercompany agreements for transfer pricing. The templates are available as part of LCN Legal’s ‘toolkit’ of practical resources for multinational groups. For further information about the toolkit, click here. Most transfer pricing professionals agree that intercompany agreements can play an important role…

Group Reorganisations

Intercompany Agreements

7 reasons not to start a corporate simplification project

Paul Sutton

Sometimes it’s obvious that a group needs to remove unnecessary companies. The group may have 128 dormant companies, each of which have done nothing for 15 years. There may be a global policy at head office level which instructs local management to implement a policy of legal entity reduction. Or a key regulator may decide…

Group Reorganisations

An introduction to limited partnership funds: who does what?

Paul Sutton

This introduction is for people who are considering setting up a UK fund using the traditional structure of an English limited partnership. This is only one of a range of legal structures which can be used, but it is a tried and tested model. The structure is summarized in the diagram below. This particular one…

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