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EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.

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Corporate star Comiskey crowned Linklaters’ next leader

Linklaters’ senior partner election race has concluded, with Aedamar Comiskey beating two other contenders to the role. The firm’s head of corporate will replace incumbent Charlie Jacobs, who earlier this year confirmed he would leave Linklaters at the end of his term. Jacobs has since announced he is joining JP Morgan as head of the UK […]

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Keystone CEO sells shares worth nearly £10m

Keystone Law‘s chief executive officer James Knight is cashing out on £9.45m worth of shares after increased demand in the listed firm from institutional investors. A market announcement on Tuesday revealed that a total of 1,500,000 ordinary shares have been sold by Knight at a price of £6.30 each, which reduces his stake in the […]

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CMS pushes innovation agenda with managed services venture

CMS has created a managed services arm to complement its traditional legal practices, as more firms venture into an area previously dominated by alternative providers and the Big Four. The firm has assembled an offering that will bring together teams of lawyers, technologists and project managers to absorb the operations of in-house functions at client […]

White & Case

White & Case plots London office refurb in bid to stay put

White & Case has slowed down its search for new London premises, instead calling upon a property consultancy to estimate the costs of a fit-out, The Lawyer understands. The US firm is thought to be interested in staying put, after viewings of other premises went nowhere. The firm has engaged agency Gardiner & Theobald to estimate the […]

High Court

Court of Appeal orders retrial after “inexcusable” wait for judgment

A retrial has been ordered in a case involving Natwest’s investment banking arm, after it took 19 months for the judgment to be handed down. In Natwest Markets and Another v Bilta (UK) and Ors, Court of Appeal judges criticised the wait and said a “delay of the magnitude in the present case, whatever the explanation may […]

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