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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.


Walker Morris and Matrix silk relegated on key Wembley appeal

Walker Morris has been sidelined in the mammoth litigation over Wembley Stadium after losing the first round of the case for client Cleveland Bridge. Partner Martin Scott acted for the North East steel company as it fought a £38m claim for breach of contract brought by Australian contractor Multiplex over the construction of the new […]

Herbert Smith lands Ofcom advisory role

Herbert Smith has won the role as sole legal adviser to a new Ofcom-led industry body, an appointment that will give it direct access to eight of the UK’s leading telecoms companies. Called NGNuk, the group was launched by Ofcom in March this year. It is an industry forum aimed at encouraging the use of digital technology, or next-generation […]

Arabian heights

Jersey has become renowned as a destination for sharia-compliant investment vehicles, mainly because of the expertise and knowledge of its local professionals. Bill Gibbon reports Jersey has been particularly active in recent years on sharia-compliant legal structures. Jersey law firms have witnessed spectacular demand for sharia-compliant collective investment funds as well as structured products aimed […]

Linklaters hopefuls perform screen test

Linklaters‘ senior partner election moves into its final phase this week, with the three contenders putting out video presentations urging partners to vote for them. Corporate partner David Cheyne, finance head Giles White and banking partner Robert Elliott each created a five-minute film outlining the reasons for their candidacy. The video was designed to supplement […]

Turnover boost for Ward Hadaway

North East firm Ward Hadaway has announced its year-end results, showing increased turnover but static profits. Turnover was £21.6m, a 6 per cent increase on last year’s £20m. However profit per equity partner (PEP) has remained the same as 2004-05’s £370,000, as first reported on (14 June). Managing partner Jamie Martin defended the results: […]

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