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It’s time to act for UK companies with bearer shares

02 Feb 2016
For those UK companies with bearer shares still in issue, a key date to be aware of this month is the 25 February. This is the last day of the period during which the holder of a bearer share may surrender a share warrant. One of the corporate aspects of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 was the prohibition of the creation of bearer shares. This prohibition took... Read More AboutIt’s time to act for UK companies with bearer shares »

By Philip Jacques

Panama: new regime for bearer shares

28 May 2015
Increasingly, restrictions are being placed on the issue of bearer shares. This is apparent in the UK, where the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 will prohibit their issue from 26 May 2015 and also in Panama where there is to be a new regime for the custody of shares issued to bearer by Panamanian corporations. From 4 August 2015, any bearer share certificates must have... Read More AboutPanama: new regime for bearer shares »

By Philip Jacques

Abolition of Bearer Shares

30 Mar 2015
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has received Royal Assent, making it the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. The Act will bring many changes, to be introduced over many months, including, in the first phase, the abolition of Bearer Shares. So if you hold, or have in issue, bearer shares, you need to consider your position going forward. Part 7,... Read More AboutAbolition of Bearer Shares »

By Martin Palmer

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

11 Jul 2014
On 25 June 2014 the UK Government introduced the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill to Parliament. When it comes into force, this Bill will have a significant impact on the way that UK private companies need to be managed and organised. A copy of the Bill, a set of explanatory notes and various other documents designed to provide guidance can be found here . From a... Read More AboutThe Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill »

By Philip Jacques

UK: proposed abolition of bearer shares

11 Jun 2014
One of the key Government proposals in its trust and transparency exercise is the prohibition on the creation of new bearer shares and the requirement that existing bearer shares are converted into registered shares.  The ban on the issue of new bearer shares will come into force two months after Royal Assent. There will then be a transitional period of nine months for bearer... Read More AboutUK: proposed abolition of bearer shares »

By Philip Jacques

Seychelles: amendments to the International Business Companies Act, 1994

18 May 2014
The International Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2013 came into force on 16 December. The Amendment Act is in almost the same form as the Bill which was reviewed in my blog of 26 November. Bearer shares The Amendment Act has abolished the ability of an IBC to issue bearer shares. Those bearer shares in issue must be recalled and cancelled within 6 months of the... Read More AboutSeychelles: amendments to the International Business Companies Act, 1994 »

By Philip Jacques
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