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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.


Karanovic & Nikolic partner joins Turnaround Management Association

Karanović & Nikolić senior partner Dejan Nikolić has joined the UK chapter of The Turnaround Management Association (TMA): a global non-profit organisation serving as a forum for corporate renewal professionals to foster high standards in practice and to enhance professional development.  TMA members include corporate managers, financial advisers, accountants, attorneys, bankers, investors and other related professionals.

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Mergers: bigger is not always better

Merger activity over the past three years shows a trend for consolidation, but UK 200 data shows not all tie-ups create a better balance sheet. The 2014/15 financial year is in its final throes, and two of the latest UK merger candidates – Shakespeares and SGH Martineau – are nearing the finishing line. If the […]


Enyo Law walks away from Libya Investment Fund in $3.3bn fight with Goldman Sachs

Litigation boutique Enyo Law has walked away from its client the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and will no longer represent it on its $3.3bn (£1.9bn) London court battles against Goldman Sachs and French bank Societe Generale. Enyo ceased to act as LIA’s lawyers as of Tuesday morning (28 April), court documents reveal. High Court documents […]


Exclusive: Gibson Dunn Dubai partner Peter Gray exits firm

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has officially left the firm, The Lawyer understands. The Dubai partner, who was suspended by the firm in March following a ruling that he deliberately misled the High Court, is understood to have posted comments on Facebook this week confirming he and Gibson Dunn had parted ways. “We did […]

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Travers Thorp Alberga bulks up with former Herbies partner

Travers Thorp Alberga (TTA) has strengthened its corporate and funds team with the hire of former Herbert Smith partner and FourWinds Capital Management general counsel Louise Freestone. Freestone was a partner at legacy Herbert Smith until 2008, when she joined investment management company FourWinds as general counsel. She left the company last year.  FourWinds’ group […]

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