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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 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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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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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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