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Talking tax: More questions than answers in crypto space

Talking tax: More questions than answers in crypto space

June 16, 2022

Considering investing or participating in cryptocurrency transactions? These transactions may be subject to tax! Associates Justin Hunter and Rishi Jain discuss recent tax developments in the cryptocurrency space and how the absence of guidance leads to more questions than answers.

Roadmap to setting up business in the UAE

Roadmap to setting up business in the UAE

April 28, 2022

Partner Adela Mues and associate Marie Borye, both from our Dubai office, discuss setting up business in UAE and practical terms and issues that should be considered.

Seven tips to close the deal and leave competition issues behind

Seven tips to close the deal and leave competition issues behind

April 12, 2022

Considering a merger, an acquisition, a takeover, or a joint venture? If so, be mindful of antitrust and merger control pitfalls. EU competition attorneys Natasha Tardif and Lucile Chneiweiss are here to help you close the deal and leave the competition issues behind.

Guide to early-stage investment terms

Guide to early-stage investment terms

March 29, 2022

Adela Mues and Tufayel Hussain discuss the meanings and implications of some of the main terms used in early-stage investment documentation. 

IP diligence considerations for emerging growth companies

IP diligence considerations for emerging growth companies

March 15, 2022

LiLing Poh and Nina Habib Borders discuss the important intellectual property matters that need to be considered when dealing with emerging growth companies, including key IP rights; best practices and prioritization of invention assignment agreements; IP diligence with respect to employees, independent contractors and founders; and protection of data access, among other IP diligence pitfalls.

Protections for when contracts go wrong

Protections for when contracts go wrong

January 7, 2022

Ravi Pattani and James Hatchard explain a consideration of steps that can be taken and provisions that can be included to protect a party when things go wrong in a contract.

Frustration and force majeure

Frustration and force majeure

December 15, 2021

In light of the recent pandemic, associates Ravi Pattani and James Hatchard discuss the concepts of force majeure and frustration – i.e., how can a party unable to perform a contract be excused from that contract?

A refresher on key contractual principles

A refresher on key contractual principles

December 8, 2021

Associates Ravi Pattani and James Hatchard discuss the key elements required to form a contract – aimed at both in-house counsel and non-lawyers who deal with contracts regularly. 

Europe’s first CRE CLO: Lessons learned

Europe’s first CRE CLO: Lessons learned

November 24, 2021

Tamara Box quizzes Iain Balkwill on CRE CLOs and lessons learned from advising Starz Real Estate on Europe’s first CRE CLO, which closed in November 2021. They discuss the significance of the deal for the European market and the advantages of both CRE CLOs and CMBS.

Hedging risk-free rate transactions

Hedging risk-free rate transactions

November 18, 2021

Reed Smith partner Joe Kohler and associate Jessica Piggot discuss nuances and solutions in hedging risk-free rate transactions, while also identifying key points of consideration when deciding whether a derivative will hedge a cash product, and best approaches to reducing basis risk.

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