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Status of intellectual property offices in CEE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

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Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]

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Pity the junior lawyers up before the SDT

Baker McKenzie will be hoping that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s (SDT) dismissal of allegations of professional misconduct against it, a former partner and former HR director over what the SRA contended was a botched investigation into the sexual misconduct of its former London managing partner, Gary Senior, will draw a line under the sorry episode. […]

My Pride Story: Do I still face prejudices? Of course.

Let me start by describing my “coming out experience”. It shouldn’t define one’s path but negative experiences shape how one deals with it going forward. Growing up, I never expected to come out. I wanted a family – I wanted to get married and have children, but that was unthinkable for gay men when I […]

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Kennedys exceeds turnover target with 9 per cent growth

Kennedys has exceeded its turnover target for the year with growth of 9 per cent, though the uptick was slightly less than the firm’s double-digit results posted in 2018/19. In the previous financial year (2018/19), the firm’s turnover jumped to £218m, with the firm recording double-digit growth. It continued its growth in 2019/20, with turnover […]

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Latham hires Paris restructuring partner from Willkie Farr

Latham & Watkins has hired a new restructuring partner from Willkie Farr & Gallagher to boost its Paris office. The US firm has reined in partner Alexandra Bigot, who has spent almost her entire career in the French office of the rival firm. There, she specialised on restructuring matters on behalf of debtors, hedge funds […]

BDO’s general counsel switches back to private practice

After spending 12 years as general counsel at accountancy firm BDO, Adam Culy is now going back to private practice as a partner at Stephenson Harwood. Having focused on accountancy claims and investigations in his previous role, which also included heading up the practice protection department, Culy will now be joining up with the professional […]

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