John D. Vaughan



  • Tuesday, May 1, 2007
    Once in a while lawmakers like to make a fresh start, consolidate, set out new rules of engagement. While there are regular amendments and adjustments to law, it is not often that a whole area of law gets a complete re-write. In the UK these changes occur in corporate law once in a generation. The Companies Act 2006 was put on the statute book on 7 November...
  • Thursday, December 1, 2005
    When setting up a business in the UK it is necessary to give careful consideration to the business vehicle that will best suit a client's needs. Below is an overview of some of the key characteristics of the various ways a business presence in the UK can be established. Which approach is used will need to take account of a wide variety of factors, including...
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Introduction U.S. businesses wishing to make an acquisition in the United Kingdom obviously need to know how mergers and acquisitions work in the UK. This article highlights some of the similarities and differences between the approaches taken in the U.S. and the UK. Transaction Structure