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Bolt kicks off inaugural panel amid growth plans

Bolt is set to launch an inaugural legal panel as it fires up expansion in London and Western Europe. The panel process is being carried out by new head of legal Alex Wong, who joined the ride-hailing app from Revolut last month. He will appoint up to three firms, made up of one main provider […]

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Senior Revolut lawyer jumps to taxi app Bolt

Revolut senior counsel Alex Wong has moved to Bolt as its new head of legal, as the ride-hailing app looks to grow in London. Wong joined Revolut in September 2019 from Amazon, where he was corporate counsel. Having trained at Shoosmiths in 2006, he also spent time in-house at Wiltshire Council and Capita, where he […]

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Slaughters supports UK Government on Covid freight deal

Slaughter and May advised the Department for Transport on a £600,000 mandate around a financial package to protect freight routes during the Covid-19 pandemic, building on a string of profitable public work mandates. A response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed that the firm advised on a £35m financial aid package approved by […]


Supreme Court allows BCLP’s Heathrow runway appeal

The Supreme Court has handed down its second landmark judgment this month, ruling in favour of BCLP and Heathrow Airport in a dispute of plans to build a third runway. This rolled-up case was an amalgamation of five separate claims against the Secretary of State for Transport over plans to build a third runway at […]


Linklaters cashes in £1.5m for emergency Covid rail advice

Linklaters is set to cash in around £1.5m after winning a mandate from the Department for Transport (DfT) into recovery measures for the embattled rail industry. The magic circle firm has been advising on the replacement of agreements that were put in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The mandate, according to public records, is worth […]


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Turkey – Upgrade nation

The rise of the Turkish aviation sector reflects a wider trend of prosperity The Turkish banking crisis of 2000/01 wreaked havoc on the country’s economy: its currency crashed, interest rates rocketed and tens of thousands lost their jobs. In the aftermath, however, banking sector reforms meant Turkey was far better prepared for the 2008 global […]

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A better future – What next for the Thames Valley?

As part of our ‘Future Cities’ campaign, Shoosmiths is holding a series of virtual ‘think tank’ discussions with prominent local stakeholders in different locations across the UK to share insights and ideas around what the future holds for these locations.

Brexit’s implications for automotive intellectual property

By Gordon Harris If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020. This article explores the implications of a no deal Brexit, for IP regimes supporting the UK automotive sector. It explains what would not be […]