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AstraZeneca strikes drug discovery collaboration deal with Orca Pharmaceuticals

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co life sciences experts have advised long-standing client AstraZeneca on a three-year drug discovery collaboration agreement with Orca Pharmaceuticals. The agreement will give AstraZeneca access to inhibitors of acid-related orphan nuclear receptor gamma (RORg) developed by Orca Pharmaceuticals with the potential to treat a range of autoimmune disorders. The collaboration combines the scientific […]

Eversheds survey suggests UK business support for strike law reform

The majority of UK businesses support strike law reform, says Eversheds. On the back of main political parties’ HR commitments, Eversheds has conducted a study of nearly 400 businesses to gauge their thoughts on these proposals, with some surprising findings. Some of the most interesting findings are around strike laws, with 62 per cent of […]

Compliance challenge for internationally active asset managers is acute, says Eversheds

Commenting on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) view that many asset managers in Britain must improve how they control the risk of illegally profiting from confidential information Andrew Henderson, partner and regulation expert at Eversheds, says: “The FCA’s findings are not surprising. The handling of information received from external resources, particularly sell-side brokers or consultants, […]


BLP, Nabarro and Herbies among key advisers on £770m deal to kick-start stalled Pinnacle development

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), DAC Beachcroft (DACB), Nabarro, Macfarlanes, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Linklaters have played key roles in the £770m sovereign wealth deal expected to resurrect the Pinnacle at 22-24 Bishopsgate. Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Tamasek Holdings is understood to be the principle member of the buying consortium of four investors, lead by […]

Shoosmiths boosts Manchester real estate team with senior hires

Shoosmiths has expanded its real estate offering with the hire of four senior lawyers in Manchester: Ruth Clare, Sam Grange, Garry King and Alison Howarth. Joining from Eversheds, Clare is a senior associate in core real estate work with 14 years’ post-qualified experience (PQE). She has expertise in advising on a wide range of issues […]

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