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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.

Impact on the management of employees

Should my company have a contingency plan? What measures should the plan include? Can I/should I isolate my employees, conduct health checks or questionnaires on their private life? Given the current situation, companies have to set up a contingency plan appropriate to the workplace and in accordance with the guidelines of the Health (“DGS”) and […]

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Warburtons brings in new legal chief after longtime GC departs

Baking giant Warburtons has recruited a new general counsel to fill the void left by the departure of its longtime legal chief. The company has brought in David Morgan, who has taken on the dual role of general counsel and company secretary. He replaces John Healey, who has left to join manufacturing company JCB in […]

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Freshfields’ embrace of youth is a little too sudden

For Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters, being able to claim the best M&A team of the magic circle is not only imperative profits-wise; it’s a badge of honour. But there are subtle differences, the first being that Linklaters’ group in the City is significantly larger than its Fleet Street rivals. The number of UK-qualified partners […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright sets out blueprint for firm’s working future

Norton Rose Fulbright is putting together plans for a gradual and phased return to its offices after a global survey found that a huge proportion of staff would prefer to work remotely “most of the time”, while almost 1,000 employees want to work from home one or two days a week. In a bid to […]

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Ashurst and Eversheds lead on Carluccio’s rescue deal

Ashurst and Eversheds Sutherland have seen through the sale of struggling Italian restaurant Carluccio’s, after it fell into administration nearly two months ago. Carluccio’s brought in FRP as its administrators in late March, with Ashurst restructuring partner Drew Sainsbury taking the lead from the firm. Today it was announced that Boparan Restaurant Group will take […]

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