As a law firm, Bond Dickinson has been fascinated by the many ways in which our clients are embracing disruption. One trend on the rise is the David and Goliath effect - a traditional story of conflict increasingly turning to one of partnership. For the first time Close Encounters, our new economic study quantifies collaborative deals between UK SMEs and domestic and international corporates and reveals how these partnerships are delivering valuable innovation. Simon Pilling, Corporate Partner, goes through the reports key findings and insights.
Big questions were discussed by a panel of industry leaders at Bond Dickinson’s fintech/insurtech event held at the London Stock Exchange on 3 November.
The event charted a disruptor’s journey from concept to fundraising to maturity. It explored the threats and opportunities technological innovation presents to insurers, banks and others, asking how they can partner successfully with start-ups, while staying on the right side of regulation.
Jeff Hay and Ted Claypoole of Womble Carlyle discuss whether contracts that are currently written to include the U.K. with the EU will be enforceable or will need to be rewritten and whether European versus English law will have jurisdiction.
This clip talks about taxation of UK based companies as well as the implications of the UK being on the “outside looking in” in terms of tax withholding for multi-national companies, planning opportunities and pitfalls.