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Debt for Equity Swaps

Quoted companies wishing to restructure their capital and borrowings may want to consider undertaking a debt for equity swap with their creditors - Graham Stedman of Nabarro explains what they are and when it is best to use them.

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Responsible Remuneration Through Shares

Fiona Bell, specialist in trusts and employee benefits at Memery Crystal, takes a look at Joint Share Ownership Plans.

Budget 2010 - employee share scheme announcements

Lawyer CMS Cameron McKenna outlines announcements in the Budget that affect employee share schemes.

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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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XBRL filing

The phrase “XBRL” filing is likely to be on your radar... you may have heard about it but do you really know what it is and what impact it will have on the filing of  company accounts and corporation tax return/comps?

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Significant changes in the taxation of UK corporate finance deals

Tax expert John Toon of DWF examines the impact of a recent case in the European Court of Justice on the UK tax regime and the competitiveness of the UK markets.

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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.

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