Crest Legal Solicitors
86-90 Paul Street

London EC2A 4NE

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Crest Legal is the trading name for Crest Legal Limited. Crest Legal Limited is registered in England and Wales with company number 11078493, with its registered office at 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE. Crest Legal Limited is a firm of solicitors which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA number 645425. 

 

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11.2.2020

Convertible loan notes are a loan made by an investor to the company which may be converted by the investor into shares in the company. They are often regarded as a flexible form of financing by both the company and the investor.

What are the advantages for the company?

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8.1.2020

What are Articles of Association?

Articles of association, also called ‘articles’, create a contract between a company and its shareholders, and are a set of rules for the running of the company. 

What are included in the Articles of Association?

The articles are divided...

3.10.2019

Growth Shares are a special class of shares which reward holders with the growth in value of the company above a ‘hurdle’ which is specified on issue. Growth Shares generally allow gains to be taxed as capital by holders and could be used when EMI cannot be used.

Acquis...

15.8.2019

You are likely to need a commercial solicitor for the really important transactions in relation to your business. You should make these checks before entrusting your deal with a particular law firm. Most likely you will want to contact and consider at least two to thre...

11.7.2019

Limited Liability Partnerships (or LLPs) are a hybrid entity offering limited liability but allowing members to organise themselves as in a traditional partnership.

An LLP member may be an equity member who receives a share of profits or a fixed share member who has a f...

28.6.2019

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are schemes designed to help small or medium sized companies raise money by offering tax reliefs to individual investors.

SEIS/EIS relief is often a pre-requisite for attracting investors to...

17.5.2019

As a law firm, we don’t carry out valuations of businesses. We as solicitors, however, are often involved in business valuation discussions. A friend at an accountant firm explained to us the approaches taken to value privately held businesses. There are three main app...

1.4.2019

A Vendor Funded Management Buy-Out (MBO) is a transaction which allows you as the owner to sell your business to your management team. You would expect to be taxed on capital gains at 10% with Entrepreneur’s relief.

Following completion of the transaction, your manageme...

13.3.2019

We were at a MBO conference earlier in the week and a client asked about how lawyers charge for their work. I said that solicitors as business advisors ‘sell their time’ so fees are largely determined by the number of hours spent on a transaction, and valuing higher le...

1.2.2019

What is due diligence?

Due diligence is a formal process by which a buyer of the company investigates the business. The process is designed to provide the buyer with information to support the valuation of the business and to bring out any key issues. You should involve...

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