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Employee Ownership Association lays down challenge to government

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Bristol is a city that prides itself on being able to combine its strong ethical compass with commercial ambition. So when the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) recently issued a challenge to the government (whatever its complexion post 12 December) to adopt and implement a new, national strategy for employee ownership, we thought that Bristol would be brilliantly placed to take advantage.

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Warranty claims – “noticing” the importance of precise wording

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The recent judgment in Stobart Group Ltd & Stobart Rail Ltd v Stobart & Tinkler [2019] EWCA Civ 1376 serves as a timely reminder to buyers of the importance of providing effective notice in relation to claims under M&A transaction documents.

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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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Directors’ duties and demergers: transactions defrauding creditors

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The recent High Court decision in Burnden Holdings (UK) ltd (in liquidation) v Fielding serves as an important reminder of the importance of careful planning and execution for corporates planning a demerger or distribution as well as highlighting the importance for all boards of the directors’ duties regime.

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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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Are your commercial contracts Brexit ready?

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Contributing authors: Stewart Wilkinson

Your commercial contracts may be vulnerable to political changes. Have you considered if you need to renegotiate? Or engage with your supply chain? Or add extra protection for your IP?

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