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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.


Appleby elects Asia-based partner as new group chair

Appleby has become the second major offshore firm to elect a female head, picking Hong Kong partner Frances Woo as its new chairman. Woo takes over from Peter Bubenzer with immediate effect, ahead of Bubenzer’s retirement in March after 32 years at the firm. Her appointment follows the news last year that Walkers had elected […]

Richard Willoughby

Inventing a reason to be cheerful

As far as business is concerned, the EU-wide patent system may not be the boon it’s cracked up to be The news late last year that the European Parliament had voted to pass legislation that will create a single EU patent regime was met with a big fanfare from MEPs and media commentators alike. For […]


IP IPCom v HTC and IPCom v Nokia

IPCom v HTC and IPCom v Nokia July, 10 days, Chancery Court For the claimant IPCom: Brick Court’s James Flynn QC leading Monckton Chambers’ Kassie Smith and Meredith Pickford, instructed by Bristows partner Myles Jelf For the defendant HTC: 8 New Square’s Stephen Morris QC to lead Monckton Chambers’ Josh Holmes and Alan Bates, instructed […]


Entries open as The Lawyer prepares for expanded awards ceremony

The Lawyer Awards 2013 in association with Travelers is open for entry, and the biggest night in the legal profession’s calendar has got even bigger. The Lawyer has introduced two new categories to the awards for 2013 – Funds Team of the Year and Client Partner of the Year – with in-house lawyers being given […]

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