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Life sciences law review – Switzerland

Switzerland harbours many sectors of the life sciences industry. Swiss research, development and production are well known in all corners of the planet. Switzerland is home to world leaders and is the origin of many groundbreaking ideas turned into successful start-ups, some set to become top players within a generation. The Federal Institutes of Technology […]

FCA guidance on supporting customers impacted by coronavirus in the high-cost credit market

The FCA has announced a package of measures to help protect consumers in the high-cost credit (HCC) market. This guidance has been published alongside guidance for customers in the motor finance market and follows on from finalised guidance issued last week in relation to the protection of customers in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets.

Banking themes to expect in 2020

Despite the global economy stuttering following months of trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty, and the more recent impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, existing trends in the banking sector continue to march on. In this article, partners Paul Gair and Tim Waller and legal director Harry Parker, give their views on what we’re likely to see across three areas shaping banking at the start of this new decade.

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Manchester firm cuts pay to “preserve cashflow”

UK200 firm Kuits has told its employees to expect a pay cut as it looks to cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Lawyer can reveal. Coming as part of a broader plan made up of several measures to conserve the firm’s long-term financial future, Kuits’ cut in wages will apply to all members of […]

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Mishcon eyes spin-out of ancillary businesses as it shelves IPO

Amid turmoil on the public markets, Mishcon de Reya has shelved further discussion of a part-IPO after resistance from sections of the partnership. Early in 2019 The Lawyer noted the talk linking the firm with an IPO; by the end of the summer the news broke that Mishcon was indeed in the early days of […]

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Slaughters restructuring veteran to exit firm

Slaughter and May’s Richard de Carle is set to leave Bunhill Row, making him the second partner to exit the firm this week. It is understood that de Carle will be joining Ashurst after nearly 40 years at Slaughters. He has been a partner since 1993. His deal roster includes acting on challenger bank OakNorth’s […]

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Mills & Reeve triumphs for NHS in scrap over pharma drug

In a decision that could potentially save the NHS up to £500m a year, Mills & Reeve and Landmark Chambers yesterday secured a monumental Court of Appeal victory over Arnold & Porter and Covington & Burling, duly defeating two big pharma companies in the process. The contentious rematch saw both Bayer and Novartis fail to […]

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