Consumer brands
Brands are often the most valuable assets of a business. They can lose their value overnight if not managed carefully. Fundamental changes in technology and media are driving consumer brands to find new ways of engaging with consumers. A strong and unified brand message delivered through a variety of sales channels is becoming the only way to break through as companies try to find new ways of captivating and intriguing their customers. For more information click here

  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's Global Intellectual Property Index.

Energy and environment
We have a strong track record in advising companies, investors and developers in both the traditional and renewable energy sectors. We are very clear on the issues and opportunities throughout the value chain and advise the full range of industry participants, from the early-stage cleantech investor to full commercialisation of technologies, to the development and financing of renewable energy projects. For more information click here

  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's Future Energy Overview.
  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's European Wind Services Study.
  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's work on Sustainability.

Financial institutions and services
Our work in the financial services industry includes working with institutions, investors, funders and those seeking capital. Our approach is to advise on how to make the best use of capital: be that ensuring efficient capital flows, securing cost-effective new capital, or protecting existing capital against erosion from tax or other business costs. We are at the forefront in providing financial services clients with the FSA and other regulatory guidance now needed across the sector. Practical solutions are offered, whether complex transactions or high-profile investigations. We also have experience of advising on some of the largest outsourcing projects in the Financial Services industry. For more information click here

  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's report: Crouching tiger: how China will impact Europe's renewable energy landscape.
  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's Future Energy Overview.

Life sciences and healthcare
These are challenging times for the life sciences and healthcare sector. Both are undergoing a period of intense transformation, facing an ever-increasing level of regulation and having to manage costs in order to remain competitive and maintain profitability. The firm's Life Sciences and Healthcare group is top ranked for patent litigation, corporate, venture capital and licensing work, in addition to having strong healthcare infrastructure and services expertise. Because we act for clients across the full industry-wide spectrum from biotechnology to healthcare, we are able to spot emerging trends and see the bigger picture. For more information click here

  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's Synapse — news and analysis on legal and commercial issues in the life sciences.

Real estate and infrastructure
Our Europe-wide Real Estate Funds and Investment group has extensive market contacts and in-depth expertise that both add value and ensure consistent and efficient product delivery. Our service teams have the know-how needed to respond effectively to the challenges of this divided market, whether through innovative structuring or tax-saving solutions; advice on asset restructuring; partnering clients with suitable debt providers; or simply advising investors about current lending trends. For more information click here

  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's work on Sustainability.

Technology, media and telecoms
Developments such as cloud computing, internet enabled mobile devices and the widespread use of social networking present massive opportunities, but also carry significant legal risks for businesses. Data security, privacy, terms of employment, access to capital, IP protection and availability of third party computing platforms for core applications are just some of the issues facing technology and telecoms companies today. Our industry specialists will help you make the most of, and minimise the risk arising from, these developments, whether you are a start-up or an international business, a company or individual investor in technology businesses, or a company using technology. For more information click here

  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's Download: Media and Tech Law — providing insight, guidance and debate on key developments in the media and technology sectors, and the legal implications for businesses.
  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's Global Intellectual Property Index.
  • Click here to view Taylor Wessing's report: Technology Barometer — tracking the temperature of the UK technology sector.

Briefings from Taylor Wessing

  • Ratchet structures

    A ratchet is a structure whereby the eventual equity allocations between the shareholders depend on future performance of the company or the rate of return achieved by the venture capital firm.

  • Protective provisions and consent rights (class rights)

    The venture capital investors in an investment round normally require that certain actions cannot be taken without the consent of the holders of a majority of their class or series of shares.

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Analysis from The Lawyer

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    Singapore: Cash course

    The city-state is working hard to become a global wealth management hub, and law firms are gearing up for a prosperous new world

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    Crunch boom

    Financial disputes are starting to dominate the English courts as the long-awaited fallout from the downturn finally comes to town

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