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Future Funding here to stay?

Published on 09 September 2020. By Edward Colville, Legal Director

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Latest figures show Future Fund's £642m investment in UK start-ups, but criticism of Government-backed business interruption loan schemes remains.

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PRA and FCA joint forum publishes guidance to all firms on climate-related financial risks

Published on 30 June 2020. By Edward Colville, Legal Director

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On 29 June 2020, the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) published a guide providing practical recommendations to firms of all sizes on the financial risks associated with climate change.

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'Green Finance' enters the mainstream

Published on 25 June 2019. By Edward Colville, Legal Director

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With the UK's recent commitment to cut emissions to net zero by 2050, the financial sector is looking to 'green finance' to encourage investment in sustainable and environmentally-friendly businesses. Recent examples, like Nokia's €1.5 billion credit facility announced last week, show that environmental impact is becoming a key consideration for lenders and borrowers.

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Derivative transactions – the obligation to report

Published on 25 April 2019. By Edward Colville, Legal Director

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As the recent £34.9m fine for Goldman Sachs shows, the FCA takes the obligation to report derivative transactions seriously. How does this affect parties who trade infrequently, and what changes to the reporting requirement can we expect post-Brexit?

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New regulations to permit assignment of receivables under commercial contracts now in force

Published on 11 January 2019. By Edward Colville, Legal Director

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After more than four years of consultation, draft regulations and revisions, the Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) have now taken effect, and apply to all relevant contracts entered into on or after 31 December 2018.

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