Legal and Compliance Issues for Directors (Working Title)

By: Marc Samuels
ISBN: 9781526511959

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About Legal and Compliance Issues for Directors (Working Title)

The book provides a lay reader whose business may not be large enough to employ full-time in-house counsel with an introductory and authoritative resource enabling meaningful engagement with external lawyers during the business life-cycle. It helps those running businesses to recognise legal and compliance issues at an earlier stage and to enrich the level of discourse between the business and its advisers. Covering topics including commercial transactions, drafting issues, analysis... Read more

About Legal and Compliance Issues for Directors (Working Title)

The book provides a lay reader whose business may not be large enough to employ full-time in-house counsel with an introductory and authoritative resource enabling meaningful engagement with external lawyers during the business life-cycle. It helps those running businesses to recognise legal and compliance issues at an earlier stage and to enrich the level of discourse between the business and its advisers.

Covering topics including commercial transactions, drafting issues, analysis on the choice of business vehicle, the relationship between collaborating entrepreneurs/joint venturers, guidance on the protection and exploitation of IP rights and other business assets, the book illustrates the business life-cycle through annotated precedents of legal documents (e.g. incorporation documents, transactional agreements etc.) providing clause-by clause commentary and analysing the purpose and operation of those documents.

The purpose of the book is not to replace the legal adviser, but to assist directors when negotiating deal terms and to recognise common contractual pitfalls and areas of risk.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Choosing a Business Vehicle
– Common forms of business organisation
– Other methods of business organisation (family charters; CICs/CIOs; unincorporated organisations)
– Formalising the relationship between collaborating entrepreneurs
– The models compared: analysis of the business vehicles
– First administrative steps
Chapter 3: Management and Administration of a Limited Company
– Company directors and management
– Shareholders and share capital
– Company records and filing requirements
– Accounts and accounting records
– Dividends and distributions
Chapter 4: Negotiating a Commercial Transaction
– Promoting your business: advertising in the UK
– Negotiating a commercial contract
– Key commercial documents explored – annotated precedents
– Dispute Resolution
Chapter 5: Protecting your brand
– Ownership of IP rights: employees and consultants
– Joint ownership
– Practical steps for protecting and exploiting your IP
– Cyber security
Chapter 6: Employees and Advisors
– Key steps in the recruitment process
– Example terms of employment
– Engaging consultants
– Legal advisors and accountants
Chapter 7: Other key areas of regulation
– Data protection
– Money Laundering
– Bribery and corruption

Publishing Details

Publication Date: 10/12/2020
ISBN: 9781526511959
Binding: Paperback
Series: 11
Edition: 1

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