Slaughter and May is advising Royal Dutch Shell plc on its simplification

Slaughter and May, working as a team with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, is advising Royal Dutch Shell plc on a proposal to amend its Articles of Association to enable a simplification of its share structure. The simplification entails:

  • establishing a single line of shares to eliminate the complexity of Shell’s A/B share structure; and
  • aligning Shell’s tax residence with its country of incorporation in the UK by relocating Board and Executive Committee meetings, and the CEO and CFO, to the UK; and consequently changing the company’s name from Royal Dutch Shell plc to Shell plc.

The amendments to the Articles of Association will be put to a vote at a general meeting scheduled to be held on December 10, 2021.

Roland Turnill Senior Partner
Rebecca Cousin Partner
Hywel Davies Partner
Robert Innes Partner
Richard Hilton Partner
Jessica Harries Associate
James Edwards Associate

Anna Diakou / Trainee, Ed Beighton / Trainee, Serena Bessant / Trainee, Rodney Dzwairo / Trainee

Steve Edge Senior Consultant
Mike Lane Partner