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JPP Law Blog

Commercial Law
Are your contracts fit for purpose in this new world of business?

If you are one of the thousands of business owners in the UK who have had to adapt during the past couple of months to survive the coronavirus pandemic, then it is likely that some of your contractual arrangements may not have kept pace with all the changes you have made.

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Risk management by company directors during the COVID-19 crisis

With the business world in turmoil due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus and our determined efforts to bring it under control, company directors need to proceed with caution over the coming weeks and months to ensure that decisions made under pressure can be justified and that they stand up to scrutiny in the event they are subsequently challenged.

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The Future Fund

The government has announced the £250m Future Fund aimed at helping start up, scale up and venture backed businesses impacted by coronavirus.

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Should I agree to an earn out when selling my business?

When you come to sell your business there will probably be a difference between the price that you think your business is worth and the amount that a buyer wishes to pay you. A possible middle ground is to negotiate an 'earn out' which is a structure whereby on the sale of a company you receive an initial amount, and then further sums will be paid dependent on the performance of the business following the sale.

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