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EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.


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BLP advises alongside magic circle trio in GE’s £3.8bn loan sale to consortium

A host of firms have advised on the £3.8bn acquisition of a portfolio of first lien mortgage loans from General Electric’s (GE) UK home lending business. GE Capital was represented by Allen & Overy (A&O), with a team including partner Daniel McKimm. Meanwhile Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised the investment consortium made up of funds […]


Vinson & Elkins ups NQ salaries to £100,000

Vinson & Elkins has become the latest American firm to raise its newly-qualified salary to £100,000 – a 25 per cent pay rise. The Texas-founded firm, which takes four trainees a year, has bumped up 1PQE salaries by 22 per cent, to £110,000, while 2PQE salaries rise to £120,000, an increase of 20 per cent. First […]

Ex-BLP corporate head Collins joins Dentons to lead London practice

Former Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) corporate head David Collins has joined Dentons as head of its UK corporate group. Collins left BLP in October after losing the firm’s leadership election to employment partner Lisa Mayhew in February. He will replace Richard Barham when he takes over the corporate practice on 1 January. Barham, who was head of […]


Stone Chambers’ London silk numbers down to two as Hill moves to 20 Essex

Less than a month after downsizing its Singapore office, Stone Chambers has seen the departure of commercial and shipping silk Timothy Hill QC in London. Hill will join 20 Essex Street, which also recently took Gordon Nardell QC from 39 Essex. Stone Chambers saw the departure of Singapore-based barrister Steven Walker in November, at the […]

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