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Tales from the US#2: The Perils of Fundraising - US Compliance

The United States has strict laws at both a federal and state level aimed at protecting its citizens from being induced into inappropriate investment activity. These laws place certain restrictions on promoting and selling shares into the US. This note sets out certain high level issues of which a company should be aware if it intends to receive investment from a person present in the US.

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Terminating for Insolvency: No easy ending

A recent change in the law has made it harder to terminate a supply contract on the basis of the customer’s insolvency.

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Tales from the US #1: The Perils of Fundraising - Too good to be true? Are you?

As the National Emergency was called in the US in response to the COVD19 outbreak, I found myself staying on Wall Street in New York (although luckily I flew back to the UK the night before border restrictions were imposed). Surrounded by the financial and investment institutions famous the world over, I met a securities litigation lawyer with a practice built entirely around suing companies for investors alleging they had been ‘duped’ out of their money. It got me thinking about the differences between the UK and the US that founders and companies might face when fund raising in the US.

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New Challenges, Same Responsibilities: Directors' Duties in the age of COVID-19

The last few months have brought great turmoil and uncertainty to business across the United Kingdom. In times where directors are rightly concerned with the future, or even survival, of their company it is understandable that the usual ordinary-course considerations around board decision-making are not are the forefront of the mind. However, now more than ever, directors should be particularly cognisant of the duties of their office, be that to the company, its employees, its shareholders or its creditors.

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CBILS & BBLS Update

As we carefully transition from the full lockdown restrictions that we had become accustomed to the next phase (I’ve refrained from referring to a ‘new normal’ for fear of a QI-style klaxon going off), businesses continue to adapt and cope with the disruption caused by the pandemic.

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