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Fundraisings of early-stage life science companies can be complicated affairs from the point of view of actually securing the funds from investors in the first place.
The articles of association are a contract between the company and each shareholder and between the shareholders themselves.
A life sciences company raises funds either by issuing shares or by borrowing money from individuals, venture capital bodies or lending institutions.
Two new references have been made to the CJEU asking for preliminary rulings on issues under Regulation (EC) No 469/2009.
A number of life sciences industry bodies have jointly published a report entitled ‘From vision to action: delivery of the strategy for UK life sciences’.
All the existing shareholders and the company should be a party to the agreement, although it may not be practical for all minority shareholders to be a party if there is a large number of them.
It is common in investments for life sciences companies for a term sheet to be put in place between the investors and the founders that sets out the key terms of the investment.
This case relates to an application for payment of damages, further to a cross-undertaking on a preliminary injunction.
One innovative deal structure is geographical licensing. While apparently simple on the face of it, the devil is in the detail.
The Insolvency Service’s most recent quarterly statistics show a 12 per cent rise in construction company compulsory liquidations.
The Office of Fair Trading’s principles for online and app-based games have been finalised and industry is being given until 1 April 2014 to comply.
After publishing a draft for consultation, the government has laid the Consumer Rights Bill before parliament together with explanatory notes.
Linking to freely available content is not copyright infringement — the CJEU’s decision in Svensson v Retriever Sverige
Internet users can use hyperlinks to redirect users to copyright works on other websites without infringing copyright as long as the copyright works are ‘freely available’ on the other site.
Welcome to Taylor Wessing’s analysis of clean energy investment activity in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The public interest in the financial dealings of Europe’s football clubs is steadily increasing as UEFA continues to monitor spending to track compliance with its FFP rules.
The latter half of 2013 proved to be an interesting period for the pharmaceutical sector from a competition law perspective.
Where a counterparty was entitled to specific performance of a contract with a company prior to its entry into administration, the counterparty should still be entitled to specific performance.
The guidelines will have a significant impact upon shaping energy regimes and their attractiveness to both industry and investors.
A guarantor will be released from liability if the parties to the contract that is guaranteed vary its terms if the guarantor does not confirm its obligations.
The Pension Protection Fund has recently published an explanatory statement entitled ‘Restructuring and insolvency: the PPF approach’.