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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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Struggling with business interruption insurance? This may be the solution you’re looking for

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Closed store front retail

Many businesses are being denied business interruption insurance payments, but are there any other avenues that could be investigated? Could the best place to start actually be how, or where you bought the insurance in the first place?

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Is your claim time-barred? Limitation periods during coronavirus

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Limitation period

Limitation periods are critical in the context of a dispute. Simply put, if a party fails to commence proceedings before the end of the relevant limitation period, it is usually fatal to that party’s claim.

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WIPO PROOF: Digital evidence for your intellectual assets

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WIPO PROOF

On 27 May 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new global online service that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.

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Business interruption insurance – what does the FCA say?

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Our Dispute Resolution lawyers explain the steps the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have taken to seek legal clarity on business interruption insurance.

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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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World IP Day: Creating a green-tech innovation surge?

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World IP Day 2020

Sunday 26 April marks World IP Day. Rather appropriately, coming only several days after the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year’s theme is ‘Innovate for a Green Future’.

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Business alert: COVID-19 and intellectual property

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The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill

As the impact of the Coronavirus sees no sign of stopping, there will inevitably be an effect on the world of intellectual property. As with countless other businesses and organisations, the IP offices throughout Europe and the rest of the world are adapting their procedures to deal with the current situation.

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COVID-19 and business interruption insurance

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Contributing authors: Jake Stacey

Business insurance policies

The spread of COVID-19 is causing businesses of all shapes and sizes to consider their risk management arrangements and specifically, whether or not their insurance policies might cover some of the loss they will inevitably face.

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Arbitration and the use of videoconferencing

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Over the past few years (and notwithstanding the general uncertainty caused by Brexit) London has remained an attractive seat for arbitration.

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Since Coronavirus people aren’t paying their invoices, can I still demand payment?

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In these unprecedented times and with the Government taking action to step in with Banks and other credit institutions as well as Landlords both commercial and residential; you may be left wondering what you can do to get your debts paid?

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