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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.


Walker Morris helps PROACTIS with acquisition of issued share capital

Walker Morris has advised PROACTIS Holdings PLC, the specialist Spend Control software provider, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Due North Ltd from its parent company, Access Intelligence plc, for a gross cash consideration of £4.5m. The acquisition of Due North is in line with PROACTIS’ strategy of augmenting its organic […]

US and Swiss duo win top roles on ChemChina’s $43bn Syngenta purchase

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have won top roles, alongside Bär & Karrer and Homburger, on China National Chemical Corporation’s (ChemChina) $43bn acquisition of Syngenta. Davis Polk & Wardwell represented the target, Syngenta, on US matters, with a team led by New York partner Louis Goldberg. As a Swiss-headquartered agrochemical and […]

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