Chancellor Sunak has established the Hill Review to consider reforms to the FCA’s Listing Rules It has not taken the UK Government long to look for possible areas of divergence from the EU’s regulatory landscape. The Hill Review aims to tailor the FCA’s Listing Regime more precisely to the needs of companies, investors and the […]
Pros and cons of reversing a business into a listed shell or to IPO directly on the LSE Standard List or AIM markets Recent trends Much comment has been generated by the increase in the number and scale of US technology and other IPOs this year. Much of this has been driven by a new […]
The fact that travel including international travel has been heavily restricted by the Covid-19 pandemic means that individuals have been unable to leave certain jurisdictions including the UK and India. Mythily Katsaris and Hamilton Forrest discuss the risk for individuals becoming tax resident in the UK or India by virtue of being stuck in one of these jurisdictions and certain measures that may be relied on to prevent this from happening.
Many businesses will be under enormous strain over coming months. In the article below, Jeremy Whiteson discusses what legal tools are available to help keep the business afloat and avoid directors’ liability Look honestly and realistically at the financial position of the company. In particular, are you able to meet immediate liabilities and, looking forward, […]
The World Health Organisation has now formally declared a global pandemic, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread around the world. Governments are taking drastic measures to stop the spread of the virus, with some parts of the world now in total lockdown. Inevitably, we are seeing a huge impact on sporting events around the […]
The High Court recently handed down a summary judgment confirming in no uncertain terms that cheats never prosper. The action was brought by Take-Two Interactive, the publishers and developers of GTA V, against five defendants who had developed cheat software for GTA V named ‘Epsilon’ (not to be confused with the in-game ‘program’ (or cult) […]
In last month’s article we looked at what obligations travel providers have to their customers in the event their holidays are affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. In this article, we will take a look at how the Coronavirus can impact B2B contracts in the travel sector; specifically, the contractual and legal issues arising in English law as a result of businesses in affected countries having to suspend, or even cancel, their operations.
In October last year the EU Court’s Advocate-General (AG) caused a stir in the IP world with an opinion heralding a seismic shift in EU trade mark law and practice. Cue collective breath-holding amongst trade mark owners with either purposefully broad goods and services specifications (including terms like “computer software”), or specs comprising sprawling lists […]
In our article of December 2019 we reviewed the UK Jurisdictional Task Force’s Legal Statement on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts, which considered key legal questions about cryptoassets and smart contracts. Whilst traditional legal analysis suggests that cryptoassets would not be recognised as “property”, the Legal Statement sets out compelling reasoning to conclude that cryptoassets could in fact […]
In only a few hours 47 years of the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union and in its predecessor, the European Economic Community, will come to an end. Over the next 11 months it will, hopefully, become clearer what shape the future relationship between the UK and the remaining member states will take. What […]
Is there hope for custom game developers amidst Blizzard Entertainment’s new Acceptable Use Policy? Following the launch of Warcraft III: Reforged, Blizzard Entertainment (Blizzard) has updated its Acceptable Use Policy so that the legal rights that custom-game makers automatically assign to Blizzard have been expanded. The new wording (highlighted in bold) reads: Custom Games are […]
This was a question referred to the European Court of Human Rights in the recent case of Garamukanwa v United Kingdom. Coincidentally, much the same question was put to the Scottish Court of Session earlier this year in BC and others v Chief Constable Police Service of Scotland and others. Both cases together provide a […]
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