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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.


Eversheds hires Heller chief for Hong Kong

Eversheds hires Heller chief for Hong Kong” />Eversheds has recruited Heller Ehrman Asia chief Nick Seddon to launch an office in Hong Kong. Seddon, who starts at Eversheds next week (1 October), leaves Heller just seven months after joining the firm from DLA Piper where he also headed the Asia practice. Seddon will spearhead the […]

Linklaters’ CEE spin-off separates

The Linklaters breakaway firm in Central and Eastern Europe is set to unveil an innovative structure to bring in capital investment when it launches in November. Linklaters’ CEE spin-off separates” />The Linklaters breakaway firm in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is set to unveil an innovative structure to bring in capital investment when it launches […]

Skadden Arps gets Nomura mandate in Lehman Asia buy

Skadden Arps gets Nomura mandate in Lehman Asia buy” />Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has advised Japanese bank Nomura on its winning auction bid for Lehman Brothers’ Asian operations. Linklaters‘ Hong Kong office advised the provisional liquidator to the Lehman Hong Kong operation, KPMG. Nomura’s purchase was led by Skadden’s corporate co-head and Hong […]

MLS Chase

Manoj Ladwa set up MLS Chase in 2002 because he felt there was a gap in the UK market for a firm that focused solely on the Indian market. Since then India has become big business for City firms – but according to Ladwa his firm is still the only one that has a pure […]

LG in redundancy talks with 21 staff

LG has entered into a redundancy consultation with 21 support staff, with the firm blaming “overcapacity” rather than wider market conditions. Nine secretaries are being consulted in the real estate department, together with eight evening telephone receptionists and four other secretaries. A spokesperson at the firm told The Lawyer that four of the secretaries would […]

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