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Holding Redlich: 2018 year in review – the top issues and where to next

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As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019. We examine the key issues in: Competition & Consumer: A review of the ACCC's actions this year in relation to its 2018 enforcement priorities Construction & Infrastructure: A year of Read More

The Continued Evolution of the NVCA Documents

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Earlier this year, the National Venture Capital Association published the first major release of its model form venture capital documents since March, 2014. The new release of the documents was the culmination of a large group undertaking that included participation from many law firm and in-house venture capital lawyers from across the country. The more significant changes include the following: Read More

5 Important Changes to North Carolina Business Corporations Law

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Some major changes to the North Carolina Business Corporation Act (the “Corporations Law”) took effect on October 1 of this year. These changes touch many aspects of the Corporations Law, from providing a statutory method to ratify defective corporate actions to rewriting provisions covering director and officer liability. Some of these changes were the result of corresponding changes to the Model Read More

Employee Ownership is a great boost for business and fully backed by Scottish Government

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This article on employee ownership by Douglas Roberts from our Corporate and Commercial team was featured in the Scotsman on Monday 1 October. Employee ownership offers great solutions for business owners looking to improve performance or plan for the future. The Scottish Government is doing the right thing by backing it, writes Douglas Roberts The Scottish Government recently announced a Read More

Company Liquidation in Dubai

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Following the growing trend of companies participating in acquisitions and corporate restructurings, the rigorous procedure resulting from liquidation becomes incumbent to fully understand before a company’s directors and shareholders propose to walk through this route. Introducing Liquidation Liquidation is a process of winding up the affairs of a company. It can be done either voluntarily by the company for the Read More

Enforceable restrictions following sales of Australian businesses to overseas investors

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We are seeing a lot more activity from overseas companies and investors who are buying or investing in privately owned Australian businesses. Background Australia has a relatively safe economic and regulatory environment for overseas buyers and investors. In many instances, our laws are not significantly different from those of other common law countries. We do have some competition and foreign Read More

FAQs About Equity Compensation

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Here are ten common questions I receive from clients about issuing equity (stock or options) to service providers (advisors/directors/officers/employees/consultants): What’s the difference between options and stock? An option is a contractual right to purchase a certain number of shares of stock (typically common stock) at a pre-agreed price (the exercise or strike price). If someone receives shares of stock, then Read More

During Startup Week, Let’s Take Tech Valley to Next Level

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Twenty years ago, the Capital Region was branded as Tech Valley—and in many ways, we have lived up to the name. Our region is home to tech-based start-ups and growing companies, accelerators and incubators that spur innovation and commercialization, and universities that prepare their students with the skills they need to stay ahead of the pace of change. There’s plenty Read More

3 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN OFFERING AN EMPLOYER-SPONSORED WELLNESS PLAN OR ACTIVITY

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Corporate wellness programs such as smoking cessation, weight loss, and fitness activities can be great ways to build employee morale, improve the overall fitness of employees, and cut costs associated with health problems that can be caused by inactivity. However, an employer that implements these programs poorly could face liability for a range of problems, from personal injury to privacy Read More

Due diligence is essential in a Share Purchase Agreement

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Where a buyer is purchasing all of the shares of a company, it is commonplace to document the agreement in the form of a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA). This agreement sets out the terms on which the sale and purchase should proceed. In a share purchase, the buyer acquires the whole of the target company ‘warts and all’, and inevitably Read More