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IPO Explained: The A to Z of an Initial Public Offering

For some, an IPO is a fervent dream. We discuss how to make that dream a reality, from preparing the business to floating on the stock exchange.

Strategic Planning Tips for CFOs

CFOs have the mammoth task of building the financial future of a company. We tackle strategic planning tips for CFOs to build something extraordinary.

Outsourcing Pros and Cons: How to Save Time and Money

You have enough on your plate. We tackle outsourcing pros and cons, and outline the nitty gritty of saving much needed time and money.

What do we Mean When we say Horizon Scanning?

We tackle the pros, the cons, and the challenges of horizon scanning; and outline how teams can use horizon scanning to their advantage.

CBDCs: What are They and Why is the UK Embracing Them?

We tackle CBDCs, the UK government's love affair with them, and the pros and cons of central bank digital currency.

FCA Consumer Duty: How Financial Services Firms Are Impacted

As the deadline for the FCA Consumer Duty Principle looms forward, we tackle how it impacts financial services firms, and what businesses need to be aware of.

UK Gov to Include Crypto Assets in Financial Services Bill

Updates for the crypto asset world, as the UK government intends to include crypto assets in the Financial Services Bill. But what does this mean for you?

Neobank Revolut Recognised as Crypto Asset Firm by FCA

Revolut made headlines recently for gaining FCA registration as a crypto asset firm. But what does this mean? And how will it impact Revolut's future?

Raising Investment for Blockchain Businesses: ICOs to IDOs

Raising investment for blockchain businesses is on the rise. But what avenues are available? From traditional investment to security offerings, we explore.

What are the Key Terms in a Contract Startups Need to Check?

Reviewing contracts can be daunting, and yet, missing key terms can result in big issues. We cut through the noise and highlight key contract terms to check.

When Should you use a Convertible Loan Note?

A convertible loan note can be a handy asset for start-ups to generate money, but what are their advantages and disadvantages? We break it down.

When Should you use an Advance Subscription Agreement?

In this blog, we discuss advance subscription agreements - when to use them, when not to use them, and the benefits that lie in wait.

Government Update to SEIS Tax Relief: How do UK Businesses Benefit?

The UK gov has announced changes to its Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme or SEIS. What does this mean for your business? And how can you make the most of it?

How do you Terminate a Contract?

So, you need to terminate a contract. What rights are available to you? We discuss the different ways you can put an end to a professional relationship.

Raising Equity Investment: A 7-Step Guide

In this 7-step guide we explain the process of raising equity investment. From getting your house in order, to post-completion matters, we cover it all. 

I Need to Raise Money, What are my Funding Options?

How can you raise money for your business? We tackle equity financing, convertible loan notes, and more.

High Court of England and Wales Permits Service by NFT Airdrop

The courts have allowed a service via NFT airdrop. But what does this mean for the future of NFTs in a legal setting?

DAOs Explained: What Are The Benefits of DAOs?

What are the benefits of DAOs? And when should you stick to traditional business structures? In this blog we break it down in simple terms.

Four Tips on Renegotiating Your Contracts

Robust legal foundations are key for any startup business, but what happens when that business evolves? We outline how to renegotiate your contracts.

Decentralised Autonomous Organisations, or DAOs: The Basics

First there were NFTs. Then there was Metaverses. Now it’s all about DAOs. If you are familiar with the Web 3.0 space...

What's Involved In Selling a Business? A Step By Step Guide.

How do you go about selling your business? How do you navigate legal hurdles? And how do you get the most value for something you’ve worked so hard to build?

Financial Inclusion and ESG: Making Fintech Equitable

You may have increasingly heard mention of the phrase “financial inclusion”. As many seek to engage with ESG investing...

Digital Fashion: What is it? And Where is it Going?

Blockchain technology has already had a revolutionary impact on various aspects of our lives and this is no less true...

Crypto Crash: The End of Stablecoins? Not for HM Treasury

Many believe the recent crypto crash to be the nail in the coffin for the crypto bubble. Many, barring HM Treasury...

Klarna BNPL Changes: What It Means for Consumers

The fintech industry has ballooned in recent years, with countless consumers benefitting from evolved...

Is Blockchain Environmentally Friendly? Challenges Explained

We’ve had a think about the role blockchain technology is playing in this evergreen, everlasting battle between Earth and its inhabitants...

Five Tips to Simplify the FCA Authorisation Process

So you’ve got a business idea and you’re going to go for it. But you realise that by doing it, you’re going to have to be authorised...

The Regulatory Alphabet: Breaking Down Financial Regulation Jargon

There’s no industry quite like financial services when it comes to acronyms and abbreviations. We end the jargon with the A to Z of regulatory terms.

The NFT Trends of 2022: From Club Penguin to SuperGucci

It feels like just yesterday NFTs were making a renewed debut into the mainstream, (although, in actual fact...

Hiring In-House Versus Using a Legal Partner

For an in-house lawyer working as the sole legal advisor within a fast-growth business is challenging. We outline a solution...

What is Web 3.0 and How Does it Impact Financial Services?

Web 3.0 has dominated mainstream media. But what is it? And how is it set to impact financial services? We break down web 3.0 in simple terms.

White Label Fintech Solutions: Why They Matter

The fintech sector is growing globally; and with it, fintech solutions. We discuss white-label fintech solutions and how they're set to impact the sector.

Calling All Investment Firms: Christmas Has Come Early

New year, new me, new regime…? Come 1st January 2022 the new UK Investment Firm (or “IFPR”) will come into force for all UK MiFID Investment Firms

Bitcoin Rises to the Stock Market in the Form of an ETF

Blockchain and its related technologies have burst onto scene this year, but it’s understandable if...

Stephenson Law Advises Minima on a $6.5m Series A Round

Stephenson Law has advised decentralized network Minima on a $6.5m Series A round. We discuss deal details and what this means for the blockchain disruptor.

FinTech Platform Integrated Finance Secures Seed Investment

Stephenson Law has advised FinTech infrastructure platform Integrated Finance on its seed investment round. We dive into the details of the deal.

Building a Culture of Accountability: Henry Ford and the FCA

What can we learn from Henry Ford when building a culture of accountability? Our regulatory experts dive into the historic entrepreneur's ethos.

The WFH Problem: Unconscious Bias and Hybrid Working Issues

The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a global overhaul in working practices, with many employees trading in the morning commute...

Top Five Legal Considerations When Dealing with NFTs

In a previous blog we explained what NFTs are and explored the rationale behind their popularity, but what are some...

Stephenson Law advises on sale of EnviroDat

Stephenson Law has advised the shareholders of EnviroDat on the sale of the business. We explain the details of the project and the future of EnviroDat.

Stephenson Law advises 5G supercharger AccelerComm on Series A

Stephenson Law advised 5G supercharger AccelerComm on their successful Series A. Discover the details of the deal...

Thinking about EMI options? Here's what you need to know

EMI options can be a great way of attracting and retaining top talent. But there's more than meets the eye with the EMI share option scheme...

Avoiding the Common Pitfalls on SEIS and EIS

For startups, raising money is key to ensuring they ‘kick start’ their business. Attracting investors...

Medical Device Regulation Commission 2021 Updates

In this article, we discuss the 2021 updates to the medical device regulation commission. Read on to understand how the MDR impacts you.

Getting Your House In Order for Series A

Your Series A round is probably going to be the first time you and your business comes under the scrutiny of an institutional...

DSAR-RRRGH! Dealing with Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs)

Have you been hit with a DSAR? We explain how to deal with a data subject access request and the rights that come with them.

Tech Startups: Recruiting Your First In-house Lawyer

At the beginning, a lawyer is not going to be on your radar, but pretty soon your tech startup will need a legal expert. We explain what you should be aware of.

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