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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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Chadbourne rejigs private equity group

Chadbourne & Parke has implemented a firm-wide reorganisation of its private equity group, rearranging it along industry and geographic lines. The firm has put in place a structure that moves away from a single-office approach to a network of six offices in Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Warsaw and Washington DC. The initiative is being […]

Male addiction

The feisty female contingent at The Lawyer news desk last week was shocked, saddened and dismayed to see that sexism – yes, sexism! – is well and truly alive within the UK legal profession. The evidence? None other than an innocent-looking press release from that bastion of ‘right-on’, wimmin-supporting, PC-influenced ethics, the Association of District Judges. […]

Terry Neville: John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis has been bucking its own anti-acquisitive trend by boosting its supermarket portfolio and extending its e-reach. Husnara Begum provides the lowdown

Covington kick-starts UK arbitration with Coudert hire

Covington & Burling’s London office is taking the plunge into international arbitration after recruiting a partner from Coudert Brothers. Robert Pietrowski is stepping into the newly created role of head of the firm’s European arbitration practice. Although arbitration is a large feature in Covington & Burling overseas offices, Pietrowski’s appointment is a first in London […]

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