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Issue 3: February 2022

The Agenda

The Growing EdTech Sector amidst the Pandemic

Over the past two years of the pandemic, many industries have experienced economic turmoil. However, the EdTech (Educational Technology) sector has benefited from accelerated growth and investment during this period of economic uncertainty.


New Year - new boilerplates needed for your contracts?

Following the UK Law Commission's (Commission) call for evidence on smart legal contracts, the Commission has concluded in its advice to the Government (Advice) that legislative reform to the current legal framework is unnecessary: English law is able "to facilitate and support the use of smart legal contracts".

Green climate change

Asset managers and the FCA's new rules on climate-related disclosures

Following its June 2021 consultation, and in line with the UK Government's Green Finance Strategy, the FCA has published a Policy Statement setting out new rules requiring FCA-authorised asset managers (among others) to disclose how they take climate-related risks and opportunities into account in managing investments.

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The financial promotions regime – time for a change?

HM Treasury has published a consultation into the UK's financial promotions regime, focusing on changes to three key exemptions relating to high net worth individuals and sophisticated investors (the Consultation).

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