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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.


Swiss ease

With the UK’s tax regime becoming less friendly for foreign businesses, Switzerland is now a destination of choice for many. By Justine Markovitz and Rachel Mainwaring-Taylor The UK and Switzerland were both identified as offshore financial centres by the International Monetary Fund in a report published earlier this year. Although both countries are quick to […]

Herbies set to expand TMT expertise into Dubai and Japan

Herbert Smith has set its sights on Asia for a technology, media and telecoms (TMT) push by hiring a senior lawyer in Dubai and planning to boost its presence in Japan. Practice head Nick Elverstone said: “We set up the media part of the TMT group in London about two years ago and we want […]

Frawley to serve second term as Taylor Wessing chief

Taylor Wessing yesterday (30 August) re-elected Michael Frawley for a second term as the managing partner of its UK arm. It is the first time that a managing partner has been appointed for two terms at the firm. Frawley stood unopposed for the role after senior partner Martin Winter opened the election process last month. […]

Eversheds rolls out ‘Rapid’ disputes system to clients

Eversheds rolls out ‘Rapid’ disputes system to clients” />Eversheds is offering the dispute management system it uses with DuPont, Transport for London and Capgemini. The approach, known as ‘Rapid Resolution’, looks to ensure that Eversheds and in-house legal teams take the same approach to disputes, with the aim of driving down costs and giving the […]

S&W wins K&L Gates property tsar

Scottish firm Shepherd and Wedderburn (S&W) has strengthened its property division with the hire of a Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates) partner. K&L Gates property tsar” />•Scottish firm Shepherd and Wedderburn (S&W) has strengthened its property division with the hire of a Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates) partner. Neil […]

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