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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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Wragges advises Société Générale Capital Partners on leveraged buyout

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s private equity team in Paris has advised longstanding client Société Générale Capital Partners, in partnership with Sagard and Euromezzanine, on the leveraged buyout of specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan from Parquest Capital. The buyout, for a confidential sum, will see management take a majority stake in the business and has been […]

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Law Society and LCCSA lose judicial review into criminal legal aid reforms

The Law Society is taking its fight over Government cuts to criminal legal aid to the Court of Appeal after the High Court threw out a judicial review into criminal legal aid contracts. The High Court today (18 February) upheld Government reforms to legal aid in a decision deemed “deeply disappointing” by the Law Society […]

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Minter Ellison’s former China head joins Spring Law as COO

West End firm Spring Clark has hired former Minter Ellison partner Nigel Clark to bulk up its corporate and finance partner ranks and become its chief operating officer (COO). Clark left Australian firm Minter Ellison after 14 years last June. During his time at the firm Clark managed the firm’s offices in London and Beijing, […]

Karanovic & Nikolic partner set to speak at representation and warranty insurance seminar

Representation and warranty insurance and directors’ and officers’ insurance was the topic of a recent event organised by the Serbian Private Equity Association together with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. Presenters included Peter Warburton, founding partner of Vista Insurance Brokers and management board member of MAI CEE Insurance Brokers from the UK, as well as and Zoran Ivanović, […]

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