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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.



Playing it Cooley: the Californian firm eyes a London launch in 2015

Cooley is certainly taking its time when it comes to setting up shop in the UK. Back in February, its CEO Joe Conroy told The Lawyer that the firm had “ratcheted up” its strategy to launch in London (11 February 2014). Come the summer, rumours were buzzing around the City that its opening was imminent […]


Ivory Coast Bar vows to pursue Orrick for ‘breaching’ bar rules

The Ivory Coast Bar Association has opened proceedings against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe following the firm’s launch of an affiliated office in the country, with plans to go to court if necessary. In the wake of Orrick’s launch in the Ivory Coast last month through the opening of affiliated Orrick RCI (20 October 2014), the […]

Gunther Meyer set to lead Eversheds’ intellectual property practice in Belgium

Eversheds has strengthened its international intellectual property (IP) and life sciences offering with the hire of partner Gunther Meyer, who has joined the firm to lead its IP practice in Belgium. He joins from Benelux law firm Stibbe. A specialist in IP rights including patents, trademarks, copyrights, know-how protection and pharmaceutical law, Meyer’s expertise lies in […]

Metro Bank seeks top 10 for lending and securities panel

Challenger high street banking chain Metro Bank has kicked off a panel review, which seeks to appoint just 10 lending and securities panel advisers by the end of the year. Despite the bank’s general counsel Sally-Ann James playing her cards close to her chest while the review is in progress, Eversheds and Hill Dickinson have already […]

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