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Editor's note

Posted on 2 May 2023

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Shortly after our March edition of the Agenda, business headlines were dominated by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and nervousness around other banks following suit. In this issue, we reflect on the lessons from the SVB collapse for tech start-ups and, reflecting on the first of our M:Tech Breakfast Series, we set out some tips for emerging businesses to bear in mind when preparing for investment rounds.

Upcoming legislative and regulatory changes feature again in this issue. We consider the new corporate offence of "failure to prevent fraud", how it will affect businesses and how you can prepare. Following the recent publication of the Government's white paper on AI regulation, we reflect on the implications from a corporate perspective.

In the blockchain sphere, our Mishcon Academy Digital Sessions – UK Central Bank Digital Currency podcast discusses the pros and cons of the Digital Currency project and we consider what businesses need to think about when monetising their NFTs.

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