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Life sciences law review – Switzerland

Switzerland harbours many sectors of the life sciences industry. Swiss research, development and production are well known in all corners of the planet. Switzerland is home to world leaders and is the origin of many groundbreaking ideas turned into successful start-ups, some set to become top players within a generation. The Federal Institutes of Technology […]

FCA guidance on supporting customers impacted by coronavirus in the high-cost credit market

The FCA has announced a package of measures to help protect consumers in the high-cost credit (HCC) market. This guidance has been published alongside guidance for customers in the motor finance market and follows on from finalised guidance issued last week in relation to the protection of customers in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets.

Banking themes to expect in 2020

Despite the global economy stuttering following months of trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty, and the more recent impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, existing trends in the banking sector continue to march on. In this article, partners Paul Gair and Tim Waller and legal director Harry Parker, give their views on what we’re likely to see across three areas shaping banking at the start of this new decade.

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INTERNET SECURITY – THE LAW

Practical advice for clients is not easy. As Tarlo Lyons IT partner George Gardiner says: “There is no act to mandate for the level of security you should use for any system – so it all comes down to what is appropriate.” The Data Protection Act 1998 is the leading legislation in this area. Bill […]

London Borough

London Borough of Haringey closes £250m eight school private finance initiative (PFI) project. Haringey advised by Eversheds (Mike Mousdale). Main contractor Jarvis advised by Berwin Leighton (Richard Lucas) and senior debt providers Barclays Bank advised by Linklaters (Gideon Moore, Bruce White).

Thompsons divorces Scottish division

An internal dispute within specialist personal injury law firm Thompsons has led to its English and Welsh divisions splitting from its Scotland branch. The disagreement has culminated in the London division giving the Scottish branch notice that from the end of the year it will no longer be entitled to work under the name of […]

In-house power

Despite Innogy Holdings undergoing rapid upheavels and diversification, it still relies most heavily on its in-house legal team over ny external firm. And to good effect. Julia Cahill reports Think power stations and you only have a snippet of what Innogy Holdings, the newly demerged UK arm of National Power (NP), is all about. In […]

PwC and Standard Chartered Bank settle claim

The bank claimed PwC gave it flawed advice when it was considering buying the United Bank of America in 1987. Standard sued and was awarded record damages of $341 million, but the ruling was overturned. Many of the charges against PwC were thrown out but Standard was allowed to put in a claim of negligent […]

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