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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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Post-Merger Integration: Beginning or the end of the M&A journey

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Completing an M&A deal is a very exciting moment for all parties concerned. A great deal of hard work has been undertaken by the buyer to find the right target to purchase, analyse the benefits, synergies and cost-saving opportunities, carry out due diligence, negotiate the key documents and finally complete the deal.

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The key issues businesses should consider before the end of the transition period

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Contributing authors: Irene Trubbiani Montagnac

With the post-Brexit transition period ending in 31 December 2020 and talks between the EU and UK about a Free Trade Agreement (“FTA”) continuing, businesses need to continue to prepare for the key challenges ahead.

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Do you need to comply with the Children’s Code?

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Contributing authors: Yasmine Qasim

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Associate Charlotte Ebbutt summarises the key points of the Children’s Code, the new statutory code of practice aimed at protecting children within the digital world.

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Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill: contract management during uncertain times

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

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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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

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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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

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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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Weathering the Coronavirus storm and finding the rainbow

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Over the last few months, the world has changed dramatically. The International Monetary Fund, published its World Economic Outlook on 14 April 2020, which projects global growth in 2020 to fall to -3% as a result of Covid-19.

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Science to the rescue as the University of Bath steps in to help city hospitals

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Co-operation is the name of the game in crisis times. Here’s a story of how businesses and organisations have teamed up to help NHS staff.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: what is it and will it work?

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The Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is intended to provide loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance to smaller business affected by the Coronavirus, but will it go far enough?

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(Diamond) Light at the end of the tunnel

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Diamond Light Source

As the UK’s national synchrotron science facility at the forefront of world-changing scientific knowledge, our client Diamond Light Source is ensuring that it is doing everything possible to support researchers in their efforts to discover more about COVID-19.

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

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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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