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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.


Paul Marshall

Moves: 13 August 2012

Top people moves including Move of the Week Move of the week Paul Marshall is the latest barrister on the move after leaving 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. He joins the commercial and chancery and international groups at No5 Chambers. Marshall is looking to make the most of the set’s presence in London, Birmingham and Bristol […]


Bindmans and Leigh Day fail to convince court on ‘right to die’ cases

Bindmans and Leigh Day & Co have today lost joined up cases on the ‘right to die’ and assisted suicide after a judge ruled that it was the role of parliament to consider changes to the law. In the High Court Lord Justice Toulson, Mr Justice Royce and Mrs Justice Macur rejected challenges to the […]

Daily Mail

Daily Mail publisher appoints first-ever global GC

The Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) has appointed its first-ever global general counsel and company secretary as part of a legal restructure. Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer and Reuters general counsel Claire Chapman will join the media group, which includes national division Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, Metro and Mail Online, and […]

Herbert Smith and Pinsents guide wealth advisers through partnership merger

Herbert Smith and Pinsent Masons have taken lead roles advising on the combination of West End financial advisers James Hambro & Partners and Calkin Pattinson, a merger that sees the latter consumed into Hambro’s partnership. The tie-up between private asset manager Hambro, a nine-partner LLP, and 40-employee limited company Calkin Pattinson, a financial advisory company, […]

Cleary and Linklaters lead as BofA offloads wealth arm to Julius Baer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Linklaters have taken advisory roles on Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s SFr860m (£565m) sale of its non-US wealth management business to Julius Baer Group. Bank of America (BofA) today (14 August) announced its agreement to sell the international unit to the Swiss private bank, with Julius Baer paying up […]

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