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Life sciences law review – Switzerland

Switzerland harbours many sectors of the life sciences industry. Swiss research, development and production are well known in all corners of the planet. Switzerland is home to world leaders and is the origin of many groundbreaking ideas turned into successful start-ups, some set to become top players within a generation. The Federal Institutes of Technology […]

FCA guidance on supporting customers impacted by coronavirus in the high-cost credit market

The FCA has announced a package of measures to help protect consumers in the high-cost credit (HCC) market. This guidance has been published alongside guidance for customers in the motor finance market and follows on from finalised guidance issued last week in relation to the protection of customers in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets.

Banking themes to expect in 2020

Despite the global economy stuttering following months of trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty, and the more recent impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, existing trends in the banking sector continue to march on. In this article, partners Paul Gair and Tim Waller and legal director Harry Parker, give their views on what we’re likely to see across three areas shaping banking at the start of this new decade.

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Cyber security: Lawyers are the weakest link

With threats ranging from hacktivists to Chinese spies, it’s time for law firms to get their data security act together In space, no one can hear you scream, but cyberspace will soon be alive with the shrieks of lawyer pain as client confidentiality disappears out a gapingly wide-open digital window.  Law firms are in the […]

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SJ Berwin eyes Riyadh launch post King & Wood Mallesons merger

SJ Berwin will open a second Middle East base in Riyadh following its merger with King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), which will go live on Friday (1 November). SJ Berwin has confirmed plans to expand its footprint in the Middle East to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The firm is planning to enter into an […]

Eversheds comments on 244MW South Africa renewable energy projects

Eversheds has commented on the announcement that China’s biggest wind farm operator has won a bid to jointly develop two projects totalling 244MW in South Africa. Howard Barrie, partner and project finance expert at Eversheds, said: ‘The Africa renewable power story continues to gather pace. While the economics of renewables are often challenging, it is […]

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Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ closes in on first ever UK legal panel

Japan’s largest bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), is in the closing stages of establishing its first ever UK legal panel. BTMU was born of a merger between the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UFJ Bank in 2006, and serves as the core retail and commercial banking arm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Group. The bank […]

First new gTLDs delegated; non-Latin gTLDs; a new product to defend your marks; and changes to ICANN Registry Agreements

By Ann K Ford, Gina Durham and Ryan Compton Brand owners should prepare for the impending release of numerous new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) — the first few of which will be open for registration soon, and even sooner during the sunrise periods for brand owners who have registered their trademarks in the Trademark Clearinghouse. A […]

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