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SPAC? Hello, IPO 2.0
2020 is the year of the SPAC, says MarketWatch. In a period of 24 hours in 2020, more money was raised from SPACs than in all of 2014. But if you have no clue what a SPAC is, this episode is for you.
(00:35) What is a SPAC?
(01:51) Advantages of SPACs
(03:42) Disadvantages of SPACs
(05:39) Why are SPACs popular all of a sudden?
(06:12) Why aren't SPACs so hot in the UK?
Battle Royale - Epic Games v. Apple and Google
Epic Games is suing Apple and Google over Fortnite in-app purchases. What's going on, what are Epic's claims, and who might this affect?
(00:05) Epic Games is suing Apple
(00:32) Fortnite's business model and tech giants' slice of the pie
(01:52) Epic Games' allegations against Apple and Google
(03:14) A likely unsuccessful application for a preliminary injunction?
(04:28) What about Europe?
The Pound Falls Again
The pound has fallen again. What happened (hint: Brexit), and how does this affect corporations and litigation?
(00:05) The pound has fallen again
(00:53) Fall in value after
(01:05) Boris Johnson's remarks on Brexit negotiations spook currency markets
(01:58) Resignation of GLD head Jonathan Jones; Tories admit breaking the law in a 'very specific and limited way'
(02:49) Who benefits from a weaker pound? Who stands to lose?
(04:10) How do forex fluctuations affect litigation?
Elkamet v Saint Gobain  EWHC 3421 PC, MacInnes v. Gross  EWHC 127 QB