2020 saw investment activity dip across some sectors, however the technology sector boomed and there is no sign of the growth easing off.
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Natalie Wallace, a solicitor in our Corporate department who specialises in advising entrepreneurs throughout their life cycle, has been a regular attendee at the Impact Summit – Europe's leading purpose-led business event - in recent years. At this year's event, she met with likeminded businesses and heard from founders and experts of world leading impact brands. Despite the event being online again this year due to the pandemic, it did not disappoint.
Scottish EDGE final demonstrates the resilience, sustainability and ingenuity of Scotland's entrepreneurs
After a record number of applications this year, 19 businesses pitched at The Scottish EDGE finals yesterday, bidding for some of the £1 million prize pot. While the last year has been a challenge for us all, Scottish EDGE continues to reward Scottish innovation and Harper Macleod is proud to have worked with and advised EDGE since its launch in 2012.
One of the consequences of the UK choosing to take a path apart from that chosen by the EU is the development by the UK of an investment control regime. This has recently materialised into a more thought out form, via the publication by the UK government of the UK's proposed National Security and Investment Bill.
There are lessons to be learned from the fallout between the EU and AstraZeneca over the delivery of vaccines. While cooler heads prevailed in the end, these lessons can apply to any manufacturing contract (or even any contract for goods or services). Here Stephen Chan, Partner at Harper Macleod and Tutor on Commercial Contracts, University of Glasgow, take a look at the key issues.