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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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Tulkinghorn is excited by the news that Bird & Bird has installed a babyfoot table in its technology, media and telecoms department. Apparently the table footballers have yet to abuse the genius privilege, but that could all change if the department expands the leisure facilities in the traditional manner. Tulkinghorn’s scribes are particularly excited about […]

German lawyers poised for fall-out from property fund bribery scandal

In a statement to The Lawyer, DB Real Estate said: “According to our investigations so far, there is no reason to suspect damage to either our open-end or closed-end funds.” However, it has also clarified that the company “will do everything possible, in consultation with the authorities, to ensure that the allegations are fully cleared […]

Grapevine – Lawyer News Weekly

For those of you who woke up this morning to the sound ofCharlie Falconer on The Today Programme criticising claimsfarmers – here’s the antidote. For those of you who woke up this morning to the sound of Charlie Falconer on The Today Programme criticising claims farmers (see article) – here’s the antidote. The more reputable […]

Landwell Paris loses tax partner to B&M

Ex-accountancy firm Landwell & Associés has lost another tax partner, this time to Baker & McKenzie’s Paris office. Thierry Vialaneix joins the global firm’s tax practice as a partner to strengthen its VAT expertise. He arrives after four years with Landwell, where he was also a partner, and joins 30 other lawyers within Bakers’ French […]

Nabarro Nathanson shuts door on final salary pension scheme

Nabarro Nathanson has closed its final salary pension scheme to future accruals in a bid to limit the firm’s future pensions liabilities. The scheme, which was closed to new entrants in July 2001, has now also been closed to all future accruals after the firm identified that the scheme’s deficit was growing. Senior partner Simon […]

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