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Charles Russell LLP

5 FLEET PLACE, LONDON, EC4M 7RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7203 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7203 0200
DX:
19 LONDON/CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.charlesrussell.co.uk
Email:
Manama, London, Guildford, Geneva, Doha, Cheltenham

Robert Blower

Tel:
Work 020 7203 5000
Email:
Charles Russell LLP

Work Department

Private capital group.

Position

Robert specialises in lifetime tax and estate planning for individuals, their trusts and companies, acting for UK domiciled and also many non-domiciled clients on all aspects of private client work including issues relating to offshore assets, trusts and UK heritage property. Robert has a particular expertise in structuring trusts so that they comply with the Islamic shari’ah rules on the devolution of family assets. Robert has also carried out a great deal of UK heritage tax work. Robert regularly advises trustees (including charitable trustees) on their duties and responsibilities and also brings court applications on behalf of trustees.

Career

Qualified 1991; partner Charles Russell 2004.

Member

The Heritage Lawyers Group; The Christies ‘Goodison Review Group’; STEP.

Education

Trinity College, Cambridge (LLB, MA law).

Leisure

Walking, fishing, reading.

Practice Areas

Agriculture and estates; Private client - financial services; Private client

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Charles Russell LLP

  • The legal due diligence process on an initial public offering on AIM

    When a company is proposing to apply for admission of its shares to AIM on an initial public offering (IPO), legal due diligence is an integral part of the process required to be carried out by the company. Legal due diligence is primarily designed to help minimise potential liability for the company and its board of directors, who have primary responsibility for the admission document. The nominated adviser to a company, however, is also responsible to the London Stock Exchange for assessing the appropriateness of the company for AIM, and legal due diligence plays a key role in this. Legal due diligence will highlight at an early stage of the process any issues that need to be dealt with to ensure that the company will be suitable for admission to AIM. Through this process, the company will also gather the information required to be included in the admission document.
    - Charles Russell LLP

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