Accelerating the transition to EVs – what can be done to encourage more people to take the plunge?

Stuart Urquhart, legal director in TLT’s clean energy team, shares his personal experiences of becoming an EV driver and his thoughts on the solutions to some of the challenges faced by those looking to make the switch.

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Capturing capital: how to succeed in an evolving environment

Catch up on the BVCA High Growth conference and the panel chaired by corporate partner Nina Searle on Tuesday 8 June. The panel comprised: Matthew Goldstein, Managing Director, M12 – Microsoft’s Venture Fund; Rob Moffatt, Partner, Balderton Capital; Namrata Turaga, Associate, Apple Tree Life Sciences; and Bao-Y Van Cong, Investment Director, Target Global. They discussed ‘Capturing capital: How to succeed in an evolving environment’ and explored the impact greater availability of international capital has had on the way we think about and define Series A to C investment rounds.

The impact of ESG investing on pensions

The impact of ESG investing on pensions has been phenomenal and will accelerate with the arrival of a UK taxonomy and mandatory disclosures on climate-related financial risks. This is the first in a series of podcasts by Cornwall Insight and TLT on green finance.

FCA concerns about restructuring: What should restructuring professionals be aware of?

The FCA is expected to consult on guidance regarding its approach to schemes of arrangement and other restructuring tools later this year. This follows letters of concerns being published in relation to schemes of arrangement proposed for lenders Amigo and Provident. The two letters of concerns, and the FCA’s opposition in court to the Amigo scheme, give some indication of the Regulator’s expectations. We have summarised some of the key issues that restructuring professionals should be aware of when advising regulated firms while we await the draft guidance for confirmation of the FCA’s position.

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Our future town and city centres

Post-Covid, how do we revive our urban centres, now and in the future? What does the future hold for work, retail, entertainment and living? These were some of the issues discussed when Birmingham real estate partner, Beth McArdle, chaired a session at the Big Tent Festival 2021 in Coventry. Joining Beth on the panel were: Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, Director of Research at Institute of Future Transport & Cities, Coventry University; Trish Willetts, Coventry BID Director; and Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change, Coventry City Council.

Modernisation of the British Virgin Islands trust legislation

Legislative amendments to the British Virgin Islands trust legislation took effect on 9 July 2021 under the Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2021. The reforms introduce welcome improvements to the BVI’s Trustee Act and ensure that the BVI remains a leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment, administration, and maintenance of trusts.

Blockchain Webinar Series | Exploring decentralized finance: Understanding the latest trends and legal developments

For sophisticated investors looking for the next opportunity, decentralized finance (DeFi) offers a new way to invest in crypto assets in an on-demand digital world. However, before jumping in with both feet it’s critical to understand what DeFi is, how it works, its potential return on investment and its inherent risks. In this session we explore the burgeoning DeFi landscape, outline key legal considerations and highlight strategies that are currently being offered on various platforms.

Court clarifies Construction Act transition provisions: date of prime contract is key for application of section 87.3

The changes to Ontario’s construction lien legislation continue to make themselves felt with the Ontario Superior Court’s recent decision in Crosslink Transit Solutions Constructors v. Form & Build Supply (Toronto) Inc. (2021 ONSC 3396), which interpreted the transition provisions of the Construction Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.30. In the Crosslinx case, the court concluded that the “contract” used to determine whether the old Construction Lien Act or the new Construction Act applies under s.87.3(1)(a) is the prime contract between the owner and the contractor.


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