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Cryptocurrencies/cryptoassets in the United Kingdom

Despite only being created in 2008, by 2017 cryptocurrencies had taken the world by storm due to their potential to offer a decentralised, ungoverned, international currency.

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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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Frustrating Times: Coronavirus and Commercial Contracts

With the World Health Organisation classifying COVID-19 as a pandemic, and governments encouraging ‘social distancing,’ businesses are understandably concerned about the economic impact it will have. Interruptions in supply chains, delays, travel disruptions and threats to the labour force are commonplace right now. 

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California and Data Protection

California’s data protection law went into effect on 1 January, 2020. It is far and away the most robust piece of legislation dealing with consumer privacy in the United States. While the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) applies primarily to California businesses, it will likely have some knock-on effects for anyone who does business within the United States, especially when dealing with personal data.

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Novation v Assignment

You may have seen the headlines about Jingye, a Chinese conglomerate, recently acquiring long-suffering British Steel with promises of a huge £1.2 billion investment over the next decade. When a takeover occurs, whether with a major conglomeration or a small start-up, standard corporate transactions and due diligence are matters we typically handle. But, we also frequently advise on how to deal with the company’s commercial contracts during a change of control. Generally, there will be either an assignment or a novation.AssignmentThe assignment (or the assignation, if you’re in Scotland) of a contract will not transfer the entire contract to a third...
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