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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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Clyde & Co gains exclusive access to Dubai's free zone

Clyde & Co has set up an office in the Dubai free zone, while other firms have been denied entry by the government.Involvement in Dubai’s free zones is beneficial for lawyers as they attract a higher proportion of multinational companies than elsewhere in Dubai because of the advantages they provide to foreigners. Commentators expect an […]

The big six

As with just about every other facet of life, the Human Rights Act has found its way into property law. Joanna Goldsworthy looks at the effect on planning applications Although the first attempt to use the Human Rights Act (HRA) to overturn a planning decision was rejected in 2001, planning has nevertheless been pervaded by […]

Conflicts force Rotch to expand legal panel

Herbert Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose, SJ Berwin, Wragges to benefit from review Real estate conglomerate Rotch is looking at a number of new advisers after setting up its first panel last year.Herbert Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose, SJ Berwin and Wragge & Co all stand to gain as group counsel Meena Heath looks to carve up […]

Slaughters walks on water

When Tulkinghorn visited the ultra-modern Slaughter and May offices in Bunhill Row last week, he was amazed to learn that several pairs of plain black men’s socks are kept discreetly behind the front desk in the reception area.Tulkinghorn wondered if this was the equivalent of a gentleman’s club keeping ties for improperly attired guests. However, […]

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