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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.


Tulkinghorn: Essex ploys

When members of Essex Court Chambers decided to invest in an annexe in Singapore in 2009, it was seen as a surprise move. While the set is home to some top-notch arbitration specialists, opening an office is a brave move for those at the bar. Tulkinghorn reckons Essex Court silk David Foxton QC would have […]

Who will boss the bosses?

Executive pay is in the firing line yet again, but this time it’s the shareholders calling the shots  Like London buses, shareholder revolts take a long time to arrive, but when they do, several turn up at more or less the same time, carrying the risk of collateral damage. So it is with the […]

David Childs

Clifford Chance partners urged to share contacts for good of corporate

Clifford Chance’s management has urged partners to help boost its corporate practice by leveraging the firm’s prized banking relationships and fostering a culture of cross-referrals. Firm leaders at this month’s annual partnership conference in Barcelona called on partners to avoid building silos and be aware of the corporate opportunities that client contacts can bring. The […]

Clearyed for take-off

Boss O’Leary hopes rare sighting of his wallet will help Ryanair takeover bid fly Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has beaten Covington & Burling to one of the plum competition mandates of the year – Ryanair’s third attempt to buy out rival Aer Lingus. Chief executive Michael O’Leary will hope that his investment in a […]


Herbies merge, Field Fisher and LG diverge

It’s been over a year since The Lawyer first reported that Herbert Smith had set its sights on launching in Australia, but today the deal has finally been sealed with the firm announcing that it will merge with Freehills. When the story first appeared it was met with much cynicism, with commentators speculating that the […]

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