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The importance of proper disclosure

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In a recent case in the High Court, Mrs Justice Cockerill DBE held that the sellers of all the shares in a private company were in breach of warranties given by them in a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) by reason of an under provision of the target company’s liabilities in its most recent annual accounts.

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Funding tech: an IPO is not the only way

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Funding tech companies

Modern tech businesses are often mature, profitable companies by the time they come to list on the market. Is there merit in getting onto their growth curve earlier?

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Hot in fintech: 3 emerging themes across fintech and technology

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore and Edward Chapman

This week is UK FinTech Week, a series of events showcasing the UK’s global role as a leading centre for fintech. Inspired by this, we look at three emerging themes across fintech and technology that have caught our eye this past month.

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Uber confident: is the transportation disruptor worth investing into?

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Uber’s looming initial public offering (IPO), scheduled for next week, has been making headlines for months, with speculation intensifying since its main rival in the US, Lyft, went public in March, raising $2.3 billion at the price of $72 per share.

Uber expects to put a final price on its shares on Thursday 9 May and to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange the next day.

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Seaborne’s Ts & Cs fail to hold water

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Ferry boat

The Government has been criticised for awarding Seaborne Freight (UK) Limited a contract to provide cross-channel freight services in the event of a no-deal Brexit despite Seaborne Freight having never previously operated a ferry service. It has now been widely reported that Seaborne’s supply of services terms appear to be in relation to a food delivery service rather than freight services causing embarrassment for Seaborne and the Government.

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Launching a boutique gym studio in a challenging economic environment was a brave decision, Arron explains why…

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Aaron Collins-Tomas, owner of TONIQ has been working as a personal trainer in and around Bath for over twelve years. Formerly the lead trainer at prestigious members’ club and hotel Babington House and now running his own boutique gym studio TONIQ Life in the Apthorpe Centre, he is a familiar face to many in the city.

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House of Lords to consider Bribery Act impact on SMEs

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House of Lords to consider Bribery Act impact on SMEs

A Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 has been appointed by the House of Lords to consider the Act and to make recommendations to the Government.

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UK takeover regime: new national security rules come into force

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London on the map

New rules that will enhance the Government’s powers to block takeovers on national security grounds have come into force today (11 June 2018). The changes relate to businesses that develop technology or hardware that is, or may be, used for military purposes.

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GDPR: last-minute tips

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25 May is nearly upon us. Tomorrow, the new regulation will come into force and affect organisations across all sectors, but the journey to compliance is not yet over for many businesses. If you are not ready, or are not sure, what are the key points that you should be thinking about now?

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EMI options and EU state aid

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We previously reported the expiry on 6 April 2018 of EU State Aid approval for EMI schemes. We have since been awaiting a decision from the EU Commission on a fresh approval.

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Proposed changes to disclosure of directors’ residential addresses

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Following the implementation of the Companies Act 2006, directors have been allowed to use a service address only for documents filed after the 2006 Act came into force, thus keeping their residential address private.

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Subject access requests

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In the sixth blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Kate Benefer, partner in our Employment & HR team, look at subject access requests and how they can affect your business.

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