Crowdfunding

04.07.19

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular way for individuals and companies to obtain finance for discrete projects and start-up business ventures – as well as more established enterprises.

Download our guide which provides an overview of the various types of crowdfunding available and some of the key issues that businesses should consider when seeking to raise funds on a crowdfunding platform.

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Corporate, Business, Finance, Firmwide, Fundraising
Brodies LLP Crowdfunding Handy Guide

Planning (Scotland) Bill - A handy guide

26.06.19

On 20 June 2019 the Planning (Scotland) Bill completed Stage 3, and will become an Act in about a month’s time. It’s been a marathon. The Independent Panel was appointed in September 2015, almost 4 years ago. While the 2006 Act made wide-ranging changes to process, the 2009 Act is less radical. The plan-led system remains intact, but with some significant changes to development planning. We have a created a handy guide to the Act which highlights the key provisions along with the implications for planning authorities, developers and communities.

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Planning

Scotland's securitisation shake up

25.06.19

Scotland’s securitisation shake up – download our Banking and Finance team's guide to the radical reforms to moveables law on the horizon in Scotland.

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Banking

Your guide to securitisation in Scotland

31.05.19

Download our brief reference guide to securitisation from a Scottish perspective. It will be particularly relevant to the key securitisation parties (including originators, sponsors, arrangers and funders) as well as legal advisers requiring specialist Scots law advice.

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Banking

BRewarded - Employee share plan reporting. Have you reported yours?

23.05.19

For the tax year 2018/2019, if a company (whether UK or overseas) operates an employee share plan for UK employees or allocates shares to them, then that company needs to take action to report that share-related activity by no later than 6 July 2019. A failure to do so will result in automatic penalties for non-compliance.

Download our guide to find out what you need to do to report your employee share plans.

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Employment

Top five tips on business continuity in the face of extreme weather

26.04.19

How could adverse weather affect your business? Making plans in advance can save your business money. So what are the key areas to consider?

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Employment

Top 10 tips for joint ventures

26.04.19

Has your company spotted a gap in the market for a new product or service but hasn't got the resources to exploit it? One option to consider is collaborating with another organisation through a joint venture. A joint venture might sound daunting - but essentially it's an arrangement between two or more parties to work together to achieve a common goal – usually increased profits.

Joint ventures are found in most industry sectors and there are a variety of ways to structure them. If you are thinking about a joint venture, download our guide for our top ten tips.

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Corporate

Planning (Scotland) Bill - A quick guide

25.04.19

The Planning (Scotland) Bill is said to be the most amended Bill in the history of the Scottish Parliament, with 230 amendments adding 91 new duties. As the Bill awaits Stage 3 this is our quick guide to the Bill in its current form, highlighting the new provisions added during Stage 2.

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Planning

No deal and data protection – what do you need to do to prepare?

27.03.19

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, then the UK will become a third country for the purposes of EU data protection law. While the UK Government has stated that UK data protection law will, at least in the short term, recognise all EEA states and Gibraltar as adequate, the European Commission has confirmed that the process for carrying out an adequacy assessment of UK law will not commence until after exit day.

Download our guide which sets out the key issues arising out of that change in status and the changes that will be made to data protection law immediately before exit day.

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Data protection

Alternative Dispute Resolution

22.03.19

In a market where reputational risk, confidentiality, flexibility of process, speed of resolution and cost control play an increasingly significant role in business decision-making, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming ever more popular with commercial clients. Download our guide which looks at the alternative options to dispute resolution.

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Dispute Resolution and Litigation
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