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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.


Singapore fling

Why Singapore has become a secret weapon for firms wanting to launch in Asia Floods of firms rushed into Singapore in the 1990s, although the majority retreated over the following decade as focus shifted to the US and its larger Asian neighbours. But the tide has turned back again. While the China legal market is […]

Shacklocks builds Derbyshire presence

East Midlands firm Shacklocks has acquired Don Partridge’s sole practitioner firm Partridge’s in Allestree, Derby. Shacklocks has eight offices spread across the East Midlands and Partridge’s move is aimed to strengthen itslegal and financial services expertise in rural and suburban Derbyshire , where the firm now has five offices.

BG Group appoints A&O partner as GC

Allen & Overy head of global projects, energy and infrastructure, Graham Vinter has scooped the role of general counsel at BG Group. The new role will see Vinter, who will take up the position on November 5, take the helm of the group’s 100-lawyer global legal team and become a member of the group’s executive […]

To C or not to C

Clifford Chance‘s quality internal monthly mouthpiece has until now simply been called C – surely a stroke of minimalist genius. Nevertheless, Clifford Chance staffers are excited by the announcement that C is going to relaunch in time for Christmas. Even more exciting is the prospect of winning £200 worth of Amazon gift vouchers for the […]

Private equity and hedge fund lawyers gear up for regulatory bonanza

Will voluntary codes have the desired effect? Or is this just a quick-fix ruse? The private equity industry has been anything but private this year after its major players were hauled up in front of a Treasury select committee and the world at large tried to get its head around key executives’ remuneration packages. Certainly […]

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