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29 Sep 2022 Preparing Term Sheets: What is current market practice?

Corporate & Commercial Associate, Hugo Brown looks at the current market practice in relation to preparing Term Sheets.

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04 Jul 2022 Share schemes: Employee ownership trusts – what are they and what are the benefits?

Senior Associate, Charlie Hewlett and Associate, Hugo Brown join Tom Lethaby from RVE Corporate Finance to clarify what employee ownership trusts are and the potential pros and cons involved for business owners in the Employment Law Journal (Legallease).

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07 Jun 2022 Sharp increase in businesses transferring ownership to employees – 200% rise in the past two years

Senior Associate, Charlie Hewlett and Associate Hugo Brown highlight the threefold increase in the number of businesses transferring ownership to employees through Employee Ownership Trusts, showing how owners are increasingly waking up to the advantages of the model.

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13 May 2022 Lifecycle of a digital asset: Getting started with NFTs

Remarkably, around one fifth of the UK population now own at least some form of ‘crypto’, be that an NFT or cryptocurrency.  In this series of insights, Alexander Martinelli and Hugo Brown touch briefly on the steps involved in creating and transferring NFTs before exploring in more depth some potential use cases for Blockchain technology.

 

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13 May 2022 Lifecycle of a digital asset: What else can be tokenised?

Alexander Martinelli and Hugo Brown consider the lifecycle of a digital asset and explore what else can be tokenised.

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13 May 2022 Lifecycle of a digital asset: Where is the value in all this?

In this final part of our series looking at the lifecycle of a digital asset, Alexander Martinelli and Hugo Brown reflect where the real value lies in the Blockchain and ‘crypto’.

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29 Sep 2021 Flex Space – a view on market consolidation (and six things to think about on the legal side)

The demand for flexible workspace has raised many questions. Associate, Hugo Brown highlights some of the legal considerations for those looking to buy, or sell office space to, a competitor.

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20 May 2021 Life after Serviced Offices – the legal implications of ‘Offices As A Service’

Serviced offices have been all the rage for years now; consider WeWork, Regus and countless others. But Covid has exposed some key shortcomings.

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17 May 2021 Post-termination restrictive covenants – 6 things you need to know

In the context of employment contracts, a ‘post-termination restrictive covenant’ is a clause in the contract which seeks to prevent a departing employee from engaging in certain activities after their employment has ended.

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10 May 2021 Part Two: The Rat Race – on the final straight?

PropTech is the technology that enables the Hub & Spoke Model; Flex Space; and Desks for Hire. It facilitates the better use and management of property.

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