Do you work for a Spanish or overseas entity which is not already registered at Companies House? Do you own freehold or registrable leasehold property in the UK, or intend on doing so?
If so, make sure you do not miss this webinar which we will be holding in collaboration with our Benefactor Member Buckles Solicitors LLP, on the topic of registering as an overseas entity in the UK.
All overseas legal entities which own property in the United Kingdom are now required to register with Companies House and must do so before 31 January 2023, failing to do so means the beneficial owners may become subject to criminal proceedings. As part of the process the identities of the beneficial owners of the overseas entities need to be verified by an independent professional.
During the session, Stephen Oliver, Partner at Buckles Solicitors LLP, will cover:
· A brief summary of the legal framework
· Which entities are required to register
· The registration process
· The verification process
· The consequences of failing to register.
Following the presentations there will be time for you to ask any questions that you might have to the speaker.
Date/Time: Thursday 8th December, 10:30 – 11:30 GMT / 11:30 – 12:30 CET
About the speaker:
Stephen Oliver joined Buckles as a partner in their Company Commercial team in April 2018. He completed his legal training with a City firm before moving to a Cambridge-based law firm in 1994, where he later became a partner.
Stephen has a broad experience in company and commercial law, assisting clients in managing their legal affairs from the inception of the business (including advising on private/private equity investments and shareholders agreements) through to its eventual sale. He has acted on numerous private company acquisitions, negotiating contracts and helping clients minimise acquisition risk through the due diligence process. Stephen has advised on joint ventures, particularly in the field of property development and intellectual property development.
Additionally, Stephen has dealt extensively with shareholders and partnership disputes, covering both contentious and non-contentious aspects. He has a special interest in Intellectual Property matters, including trade mark registration, intellectual property licensing (including software licensing), copyright and designs. Stephen is a member of the Law Society and the Society for Computers and Law. He also has a good working knowledge of Spanish, French and German.