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The end of the annual return, PSC Register – what is it and what changes were made?

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egister of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

Since 6 April 2016, all UK companies (other than those subject to financial services requirements and certain listed companies) and LLPs have been required to keep a ‘Persons with Significant Control’ register (“Register”).

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Life Sciences Forum – a few reflexions

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On Thursday 14 November I attended a great event at the offices of Deutsche Bank hosted and organised by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in London.

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Creative genius by artificial intelligence – but who owns the copyright?

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Artificial intelligence, once the stuff of science fiction, is now common place in our day to day lives. This is only set to increase rapidly over the coming years, but not without a unique set of legal challenges.

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Parliament goes blue. What’s in store for business?

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Contributing authors: Olivia Coles and John North

The speculation is over. What’s in store for businesses across the UK now?

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A guide to parent companies and their subsidiaries: how far does responsibility go?

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We are often used to hearing sayings like “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” or “like father like son/like mother like daughter”. These phrases are casually used to suggest that a child’s actions are not far off from the actions of their parent, or that a parent is wholly responsible for the behaviour of their child.

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What the Queen said about Life Sciences

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Recent weeks have in the news been dominated by Brexit, the withdrawal agreement, the suspension of Parliament and in the end the Queen’s speech.

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Open Banking: new regime for Secure Customer Authentication (SCA)

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The British Retail Consortium estimated that an amazing 75% of UK retailers were unaware that the EU’s new rules on Secure Customer Authentication (SCA) came into effect on 14 September 2019.

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A Right Royal Hullabaloo: The Duchess of Sussex v The Mail on Sunday

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Megan Markle Duchess Prince Harry

The Duchess of Sussex has issued proceedings against Associated Newspapers over the publication by The Mail on Sunday of a private letter written by her to her father. Prince Harry has launched an attack on the British Press expressing his fears that his “wife was falling victim to the same powerful forces” that his mother faced.

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Spotlight on a client: Shakeup Cosmetics

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“Royds Withy King have been the perfect legal partner to support us through the negotiations with our investors. They took a commercial and pragmatic approach while still providing invaluable advice with our best interest at heart.”
– Shane Carnell-Xu, Co-Founder, Shakeup Cosmetics Limited

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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

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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