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Briefing Notes

Druces strengthens Capital Markets team

Druces’ work with clients from the Middle East spans everything from estate planning for family office clients to Sharia’a finance and capital markets work. The team is delighted to welcome Rabah Saadeddine who recently joined us, having previously worked in Riyadh and Dubai. Rabah joins Druces to add to our strength in capital markets and […]

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Druces advises on Sharia’a compliant commercial property financing

Hatstone, lawyers BVI team has advised the Bank of London and The Middle East plc (BLME) on the BVI law aspects of its successful Sharia’a compliant financing of a valuable commercial property in Swindon. The team, led by Group Partner Philipp Neumann alongside Group Partner, Bella Ward, focused on the financing and corporate aspects of […]

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Druces advises Egdon Resources plc in connection with a £1.05 million subscription and convertible loan note instrument

Druces’ Capital Markets team has advised AIM-listed Egdon Resources plc in connection with subscription agreements with Petrichor Partners, LP and Jalapeño Corporation, subject to certain terms and conditions, to raise gross proceeds of approximately £1.05 million through the issue of convertible loan notes in order to fund ongoing exploration and development projects. Completion of the […]

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Radical Reform of the Companies Register

The Government has provided a response to the Corporate Transparency and Register Reform consultation, which ran from 5th May 2019 to 5th August 2019. This response was published on 18th September 2020. Companies House has noted growing instances of misuse of companies, concerns over the accuracy of the companies register and challenges to the safeguarding […]

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Druces’ client Prism Group AG acquires UAE Fintech business

Congratulations to our client, Prism Group AG and their affiliate Global Fintech Investment Holding AG, who have reached agreement with Finablr to buy its business, subject to regulatory approval. Finablr has been an important provider of cross-border financial services in the UAE and, going forwards, its new owners will work to restructure and rebuild the […]

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Druces advises Beaumont Cornish, Peterhouse Capital and Pello Capital in connection with Helium One Global Limited’s admission to AIM

Druces’ Capital Markets team has advised Beaumont Cornish Limited, Peterhouse Capital Limited and Pello Capital Limited in connection with Helium One Global Limited’s proposed admission to AIM and conditional placing and subscription to raise £6 million, before expenses. In connection with admission and the placing, Attis Oil and Gas Limited (AIM:AOGL) entered into a binding […]

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Brexit: are you ready for the end of the transition period?

As of 1st January 2021, the UK will enter a new relationship with the EU. Is your business prepared? UK companies and LLPs with an EEA corporate director or secretary will need to provide additional information to Companies House. The EEA comprises the EU plus Iceland Lichtenstein and Norway. This will not affect a company […]

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The Duties of a Company Secretary

What does a Company Secretary do? A company secretary assists with the governance and administration of a company. The extent of authority and functions carried out by a company secretary varies significantly from company to company (and can depend upon whether the company is listed), extending from a purely administrative role to one advising the […]

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