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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.



If your name’s not down…

The decision to publish a list of offshore jurisdictions that fail to comply with international financial regulations will spur a flight to quality according to a number of lawyers operating in the Channel Islands. Earlier this month the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) listed 38 countries and territories that have, as it said, […]

Guy Norman

CC’s Barclays conflict gifts SJ Berwin second CVC mandate

SJ Berwin has secured its largest mandate from CVC Capital Partners, acting for the private equity group on negotiations to buy ­Barclays subsidiary iShares after ­regular adviser Clifford Chance was conflicted out. Guy Norman Barclays is holding exclusive talks with CVC to sell the San Francisco-based exchange traded funds business, in a deal thought to be worth […]

Mighty United

Last November the European Commission issued a green paper on Consumer Collective Redress which highlighted the need for a more comprehensive and united approach to group actions across Europe. In December the Civil Justice Council recommended that the group litigation model (GLO) be reformed in England and Wales so access to justice barriers would be […]

Linklaters São Paulo head quits for Proskauer Rose

Linklaters has lost the head of its São Paulo office, finance partner David Fenwick, to Proskauer Rose. Linklaters has lost the head of its São Paulo office, finance partner David Fenwick, to Proskauer Rose. Fenwick said his decision to move was unrelated to Linklaters’ Project New World restructure, the implications of which are still unclear […]

Legal Services Board strives for excellence

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has promised to develop “excellence” in legal services regulation in its first business plan. The new regulatory body, which will overarch the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), will come into being in January 2010 and has pledged to make the regulation of legal services a model of best […]

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