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Policing the border between ideas and capital

Policing the border between ideas and capital
Published on: 15 October 2013
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Policing the border between ideas and capital
  • Original news
  • What concerns have the Commission raised around the crowdfunding model?
  • What are the risks for individuals who engage in crowdfunding?
  • Are there any concerns that crowdfunding is being used to avoid business responsibilities?
  • Are other jurisdictions considering regulating crowdfunding?
  • Are there concerns regulation might undermine the integrity of the model?
  • What should lawyers advise individuals/businesses who are considering using the crowdfunding model?

Article summary

Financial Services analysis: The facilitation and regulation of crowdfunding, one of the fastest growing ways of financing start-up businesses, is under consideration by the European Commission. David Blair, head of financial regulation at Osborne Clarke, considers this move, which indicates the Commission will take a pragmatic approach to make Europe a hub for entrepreneurial activity. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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