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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.


Garretts left hanging as Andersen caves in

Standalone firms desert international network; Tite & Lewis now in the frame The remains of the Andersen Legal network collapsed this week as the last members that could feasibly operate as standalone practices decided to quit.To add to the woes of UK member Garretts, the firm was left out in the cold as the accounting […]

The insurance trade

With huge amounts of money at stake, insurance and reinsurance claims arising from 11 September were inevitable. Matthew Line assesses the status of the ongoing litigation The tragic events of 11 September have given rise to some extremely complex legal issues. The complexities of these issues and the staggering sums of money involved have inevitably […]


Jones Day handles Aventis Animal sale to CVC Capital Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has advised long-term client Aventis on the disposal of Aventis Animal Nutrition opposite a combined effort by Sullivan & Cromwell and Clifford Chance for purchaser CVC Capital Partners. Aventis has sold off the business as part of its plans to pare […]

Allen & Overy promotes 34 to partnership

Allen & Overy has made up 34 new partners, 15 of which are in the London office Five partners have been made up in Frankfurt and three in both Amsterdam and Paris. The firm is also to rebrand in Italy, dropping the Brosio Casati name from its Italian practice. From 1 May, the firm will […]

Norton Rose chooses 11 new partners

Norton Rose has promoted 11 new partners to take effect from 1 May Just under half of them are based on the Continent, with Germany and France both benefiting from two new partners and Italy benefiting from one. Of the remaining six in London, three are in the banking department, one in corporate finance and […]

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