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Wrongful Trading Actions suspension: what does this mean for the retail sector?

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In an effort to assist distressed companies during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Wrongful Trading actions were temporarily suspended from March 2020 under section 12 of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) until 30 September 2020.

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22 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

China launches World’s First Central Bank Digital Currency

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China has become the first nation to develop and launch a central bank digital currency, with the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) being rolled out across major e-commerce platforms within the country, including the multinational corporation Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

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10 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Financial Services, Opinion

What is the legal status of digital currencies?

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Following their boom in 2017 and subsequent dip in popularity, the widespread use (and perception, to some extent) of digital currencies has stabilised in recent years. They are now expected to play an increasingly important role within mainstream financial services in the years to come.

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9 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate

New key insolvency measures introduced – Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

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The bill has now completed its journey and obtained Royal Assent, becoming legislation in the form of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) (“the Act”).

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Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill: contract management during uncertain times

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Contract management

Next up in our series of blogs focusing on the provisions introduced by the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill, we turn our attention to managing commercial contracts during temporary company moratorium and insolvency situations.

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Potential liabilities of directors in insolvency situations: a cautionary reminder

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Directors liability

With the recently announced Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill introducing a temporary suspension of wrongful trading actions, our Corporate team outline other potential claims that may be brought against directors of an insolvent company.

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The Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill

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Business insurance policies

A new Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill prepared by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), was put before Parliament on Wednesday 20 May, with a key focus on offering some reprieve to companies that find themselves in trouble in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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