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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.


Freshfields and Norton Rose advise P&O

City giants Norton Rose and Freshfields are acting for shipping group P&O in its plan to spin off its fast-growing cruise business. The move will create the world’s third largest cruise company, after Carnival and Royal Caribbean, with stock market listings in London and New York. The company has announced that it wants to get […]

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert wins work for GE Capital Finance

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert is acting for GE Capital Commercial Finance for the first time – distinguishing itself as being one of the firm’s favoured legal advisers. It is assisting GE Capital Commercial Finance with the provisional financing of the Deans Food Group in its acquisition of the business and assets of Daylay Foods. And […]

Cartwrights set to open Cardiff office

Bristol-based firm Cart-wrights is opening an office in Cardiff after growing demand from clients for a presence in the region. The 15-partner firm has decided to set up a second office to expand its practice and provide clients with better support on the ground. The firm acts for more than 20 of the FTSE 100 […]

…as it loses work on Candover deals By Dearbail Jordan

According to figures released by Candover detailing its major deals for last year, Ashursts – one of the venture capitalist’s main firms – failed to act on any transactions. Most of the work went to Clifford Chance and Travers Smith Braithwaite. One industry source says that historically Ashursts could be expected to notch up between […]

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