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Growing momentum at PLUS

Vivienne Cassley of the PLUS Capital Markets Team looks back on a year of continuing development at the exchange, and looks forward to welcoming more growth companies to its markets in 2010.

The outlook for small companies in 2010

2009 was an excellent year for the FTSE SmallCap - but what are the prospects for 2010?

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The pros and cons of moving from AIM to the Main Market

A steady stream of companies have made the move from AIM to the Main Market in the last couple of years.  Alexander Keepin and Mark Howard from the Corporate Team at Charles Russell look at the principal advantages and disadvantages of a listing on the Main Market.

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AIM high to hit the mark

As it approaches its 15th birthday, AIM has an integral role to play in the economic recovery and London's continuing role as the world's leading internationl financial centre, says Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM at the London Stock Exchange.

Changes to the listing regime

To help investors make more informed investment decisions and to give issuers greater flexibility over how they raise capital, a number of Listing Regime changes come into effect from 6th April 2010.  The FSA Primary Markets Policy team explains what they are.

Standard Listing: Old Wine in New Bottles or one in the Eye for AIM?

After April 2010, issuers complying with EU minimum requirements will be given a 'Standard Listing' and those embracing the full Listing Rules will be recognised with a 'Premium Listing'.  Donald Stewart, Partner in Faegre & Benson LLP's corporate practice and Chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance, examines the implications for AIM.

Rights issues for small cap companies

A number of companies used rights issues to raise further funds in 2009 - but small cap companies steered clear.  Nick Graves and Dominic Davis of the Burges Salmon LLP corporate department look at some of the key points that companies should consider when assessing potential fundraising strcutures.

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Tax treatment of payments to reduce contractual redundancy rights

CMS Cameron McKenna explain the result of a case that suggests a payment to reduce an employee's future contractual redundancy rights can potentially be entirely tax-free and does not count towards the £30,000 exemption available on any future termination of employment.

Employee share gains: income or capital?

Lawyers CMS Cameron McKenna outlines a recent court ruling that ends a long-lasting dispute on whether personal rights and rights outside the articles of association can be taken into account when working out the market value of shares for employees. 

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FSA to delay broader application of remuneration rules

CMS Cameron McKenna highlight the FSA's announcement that it is delaying the broader application of its remuneration rules.

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