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Regulation of cryptoassets: stifling innovation or a catalyst for growth?

May 2019. By Shepherd and Wedderburn and Tom Swan

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently launched a consultation on its proposed guidance on cryptoassets (CP19/3). The move comes as part of the UK Cryptoasset Taskforce's wider look into the regulation of the cryptoasset market.  [Continue Reading]

Making the most of onshore wind assets

June 2016. By Shepherd and Wedderburn and Colin Innes

Currently there is about 210 MW of operating onshore wind capacity that is older than 15 years, but by 2020 this figure will grow to nearly 1,000 MW. As onshore wind farms reach the end of their design life, there are a range of options which will be available to the operator. These range from seeking to extend the life of the existing turbines – ‘life extension’ – or alternatively redevelopment on the existing site, but with new generating assets usually described as ‘repowering’. The extent to which there will be opportunities within the UK for either will depend on the development of a regulatory framework which allows a route to market for onshore wind beyond the currently announced levels of support. [Continue Reading]

The rise of third-party funding: turning potential claims into a profit centre

March 2016. By Shepherd and Wedderburn

Damages litigation in a commercial context is often viewed as a distinctly double-edged sword: your company may have been harmed and may have lost significant money or opportunity but the cost of recovering these, the time involved and the exposure in potentially not succeeding often lands such potential claims in the distant corners of the virtual in-tray. This often means that such claims are not pursued or are abandoned following a very rudimentary high-level assessment. [Continue Reading]

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