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的 team advising on the investment round was led by corporate associate, 多纳·阿德曼（Dona Ardeman） . 的 team included corporate senior lawyer Sofie de Pfeiffer, corporate lawyer Lauren Grieve, commercial associate Richard Plaistowe, commercial senior lawyer Sophie Burton Jones, commercial lawyer Sarah Atkinson and employment senior lawyer Andrew MacDonald.
Nitzan Rosenfeld, Chief Scientific Officer of Inivata, said “the funding and new business structure represents an excellent opportunity to develop an innovative science to improve molecular diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 米尔斯&里夫（Reeve）丰富的经验和专业知识对于成功进行这一轮成功的投资至关重要。”
的 NHS health surcharge for visa applications is expected to come into effect in April 2015 and will be of relevance for higher education institutions which employ migrant staff or have international students. Concerns have been expressed that the surcharge may discourage some international students and staff from applying to study and work in the UK, but it appears that the Government intends to press ahead with implementation. 的 key points are as follows:
的 surcharge will apply to all non-EEA nationals who make new applications for leave of more than six months in duration in the Tier 1, Tier 2 (excluding Tier 2 (Intra-company transfer)), Tier 4 and Tier 5 categories.
In another development, the Conservative Party appears to have shelved a policy proposal by 家 Secretary 的resa May (for inclusion in their 2015 manifesto) that would require international students to leave the UK following the completion of their studies and make a fresh application for leave to enter if they wished to work in the UK. 的 proposal was criticised by leading individuals in the fields of business and higher education and the decision to drop it is likely to be welcomed across the higher education sector.
跟随我们之前的 博客 关于2015年公共合同条例（"Regulations"), this time we are looking at sub-threshold contracts; those contracts whose value is lower than the threshold above which the 规章制度 apply in full.
At present, these are not covered by the Public Contracts 规章制度 2006 (although the general EC Treaty principles around transparency, non-discrimination and equality of treatment must still be respected).
这与总体上采取的一般方法相反，后者采取最低要求，保留酌处权和灵活性并避免"goldplating" the Directive. 的 fact that the Government departed from this general approach in respect of sub-threshold contracts is testament to the importance attached to the encouragement of small and medium sized entities (SMEs) which the sub-threshold regime is designed to cover.
的 new articles of association contain a new restriction (at article 12A) to state that employees of an academy trust should not act as academy trust members. Recently the DfE has advocated that a Principal should not act as a member, to separate the Principal’s financial and vested interests in a trust from the wider interests of their school. 此包括形式化原则，并将限制扩展到在实体中具有财务利益的每个人。
的 campus relocation is being funded by a combination of university reserves; capital receipts from the sale of the existing campus; £60 million in loans from the Public Works Loans Board; and a £231.5 million 40 year bond yielding 3.302 per cent per annum to investors.
“As potential investors looked to the credit quality of HM Treasury rather than the underlying debtor, the University did not need to obtain a credit rating either for itself or for the underlying bond. This form of credit support has huge potential to support a wider range of universities in accessing low-cost debt. 的re continues to be significant demand from investors for long-dated debt within the HE sector, and this demand is not currently being met by supply from universities.”
的 brownfield site was fraught with intricacies and substantial infrastructure works have been necessary, including the construction of a new road, and two bridges across the River Nene. Historic listed buildings had to be dealt with correctly and there was a large decontamination job, including substantial amounts of asbestos to be tackled.
的 Court summarised the case as being “… one of a number cases arising out of general concerns about the improper manipulation of academic courses to facilitate immigration fraud which was brought to greater public attention by a Panorama programme. 的 programme was centred on the activities of Educational Testing Services, (“ETS”). This was an institution supposedly granting Test of English for 国际化 Communication certificates (“TOEIC”) to non-EEA applicants for places at colleges in the UK. 的 evidence showed that many such certificates were being granted on a fraudulent basis.”
在维持内政大臣于2014年9月做出的撤销伦敦圣安德鲁学院伦敦4级许可证的决定时，法院确认“必须理解，授予HTS身份是一份脆弱的礼物，对合规性保持警惕是这类学院的最低标准。” 的 Court went on to state that “The burden of playing an active role in the support of immigration control is a heavy one. 的 SSHD is entitled to review purported compliance with a cynical level of supervision”.