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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.

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Zaha Hadid Architects has seen its third general counsel leave the company in just three years with Previtha Kunjuraman stepping down from her role. The firm has had difficulty holding onto its general counsels since creating the role in 2016 when it hired Tamsyn McLean, herself departing ZHA after less than a year to join […]

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Hogan Lovells acts for Gaucho in restaurant merger

Hogan Lovells and Shoosmiths are acting in Gaucho’s merger with M Restaurants, six months after the steakhouse’s successful company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and rescue from administration. Hogan Lovells acted for Lomo Bidco, the holding company of the Argentinian style 16-strong Gaucho restaurant group, led by corporate and M&A partner Richard Diffenthal, senior associate Fergus Gallagher and […]

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Newly-listed DWF to close first UK office since IPO

Less than a month after its main market listing on the London Stock Exchange, DWF is to close its doors in Milton Keynes in a move that will affect up to 16 members of staff. The firm has chosen not to renew its lease in Milton Keynes, which will leave DWF with 10 bases in the UK. […]

Partner promotions: Taylor Wessing makes good on promise to improve gender diversity

Taylor Wessing has made up five lawyers to partner in its latest UK promotions round, with 60 per cent of the promotions targeting female lawyers. The five new partners in London are Alexander Erskine, Lauren Fendick, Amy Patterson, Adam Rendle and Alexandra Richardson. Private client lawyer Erskine trained at Herbert Smith Freehills, while real estate’s […]

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