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The Sustainable Innovation Fund is launched by government

At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Seeing through the fog

By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]

Swiss IP Newsletter July 2020

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin.

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Camerons’ workforce reaps bonus benefits

CMS Cameron McKenna has handed all employees, from partners to mailroom staff, a 6.05 per cent bonus on their annual salary. The firm last month announced a preliminary profit figure of £63.4m, up 25 per cent, to go with an 11 per cent rise in turnover to £180.3m. Camerons managing partner Dick Tyler said: “We […]

Grande Stevens considers court action over Juventus scandal

Pity poor Grande Stevens. Far from reaping the rewards of its long association with Turin’s powerful Agnelli family, the Italian law firm is embroiled in the match-fixing allegations levelled at one of its biggest clients, Juventus Football Club. Franzo Grande Stevens, the legendary founder of Grande Stevens, was president of Italian champions Juventus until the […]

A&O and Orrick swoop for domestic talent as corporate takes off in Italy

International firms have had mixed success in Italy, especially when it comes to approaching corporate clients with long-established links to traditional domestic firms. But this month US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Allen & Overy (A&O) have both launched attacks on the market in a bid to make the most of the resurgence in […]

Eaga brings Shaw & Co lawyer in-house

Energy efficiency solutions group Eaga Group has appointed Chris Judd as group solicitor from Newcastle’s Shaw & Co. Judd has worked in private practice in the North East for 13 years and qualified as a solicitor in 1989 in London. Judd said he was delighted to join Eaga Group after working for the firm in […]

Howes lures Ofcom exec for East Anglia

East Midlands firm Howes Percival is planning to ramp up its corporate and commercial capabilities in East Anglia following the hire of former WilmerHale partner and non-executive director of Ofcom Stephanie Liston. Liston is renowned in the telecoms sector after a career in which she has has enjoyed spells at Fulbright & Jaworski, MCI, Freshfields […]

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