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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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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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Mad Max II

Max Schrems has spoiled US plans for dealing with data from European countries for a second time. On 15th July, the CJEU issued a judgment which invalidated the U.S. Privacy Shield. This had previously enabled data transfers between the U.S. and the EU without the need for any alternative transfer mechanisms. 

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Update on U.S. Visas and Immigration

So far in 2020 we have seen a slew of proclamations from the President restricting legal travel and immigration to the United States. Here is a quick summary of where we are now (current as of 30 June 2020). This is not an exhaustive list, but includes the most widely relevant restrictions.

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Digital Deals – How to sign documents without leaving your house

While the UK may be in lockdown, that does not mean that life cannot continue and the business world must stop, if anything it is even more important now that we continue to press on with business transactions and embrace technology to help us do this.

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