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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

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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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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University of Bath coronavirus imnitiatives

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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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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