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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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Latham aids Barbados in flying fish hostilities

Latham & Watkins has helped Barbados safeguard the future of its national delicacy, flying fish, with a landmark arbitration deciding fishing boundaries between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Public law head Robert Volterra acted for the Barbadian government, working with the Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley QC, in proceedings initiated in 2004. Barbados and Trinidad […]

Crossley secures key vote for Hammonds restructure

Hammonds’ partners have voted in support of proposals which will see the firm’s senior partner role axed and a move away from lockstep. The partnership voted on Friday (21 April) on recommendations made as part of a strategic review that concluded in December 2005. Since then the firm’s management has been consulting with partners to […]

Herbies brings in diversity expert to appease client demands

Herbert Smith has recruited a permanent diversity consultant amid increasing requirements from potential clients to provide tangible evidence of a commitment to diversity issues. Carolyn Lee joined the silver circle firm last week as its inclusion manager. A former diversity consultant to German investment bank Deutsche Bank, Lee will be responsible for conducting diversity training […]

A&O’s version of ‘marketing’

Allen & Overy‘s Italian arm appears to have resorted to subliminal (or should that be barefaced and blatant) messaging in order to attract much-needed lateral hires. Either that, or the firm is angling to become a key competitor to Tesco Law. On a recent trip to the home of pizza, pasta and vino, Tulkinghorn was […]

Snout drought

Another firm making a huff and puff about a new office is Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC). Well, actually, huffing and puffing is the last thing RPC lawyers will be doing when they move into their new premises at Tower Bridge House. The terms of the lease prohibit smoking in, or anywhere around, the premises. There […]

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