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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.

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Dorsey & Whitney partner sacked after FSA inquiry

The Dorsey & Whitney partner at the heart of a Financial Services Authority (FSA) insider trading case has been sacked by the firm. London corporate partner Andrew Rimmington faces charges along with former McDermott Will & Emery partner Michael McFall over their involvement inNovartis’ 2006 takeover of Manchester-based biotech company NeuTec. Rimmington’s details were removed from the Dorsey […]

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A question of costs

In the offshore world a small litigation can have far reaching implications, as a decision made in the Jersey Court of Appeal last week shows. In London there is the costs shifting rule where the losing party will pay the legal costs for both sides. In Jersey, however, the security for costs rule exists. This […]

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Travers shuns corporate in promotions round

M&A specialist Travers Smith has ignored its largest practice area in the annual promotions round. The firm has promoted four new partners, one each in pensions, litigation, corporate recovery and employment. Last year, three of the four promotions were in the corporate group, with new partners in funds, private equity and corporate finance. The associates […]

Speechly breaks top 50 after Campbell Hooper merger

Speechly Bircham has merged with 23-partner West End outfit Campbell Hooper, propelling the firm into the top 50. The new firm will operate from Speechly’s offices at New Square Street, and will consist of 88 partners and 250 lawyers. Managing partner Michael Lingens said the firm had been searching for a smaller merger partner for some […]

Burges Salmon seals Lloyds TSB funding

Burges Salmon has reached an agreement with Lloyds TSB to continue funding its move into new headquarters in Bristol, following the collapse of property developer Castlemore. The agreement means that the firm will be able to move into its new home at One Glass Wharf as planned in the summer of 2010. Castlemore fell into […]

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