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Life Sciences and Healthcare

The government has vision for the UK as the world's leading hub for life sciences

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, name checked a who's who of past British life science pioneers, including Edward Jenner, Ronald

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Dispute resolution

High Court finds that investigative report does not trigger litigation privilege

If a regulated company suspects that trouble is brewing, how far will it be able to claim privilege (in any

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Tech, Media and Comms

UK National Security & Investment Act – implementation date and 17 mandatory sectors confirmed

The Act creates a new stand-alone regime for the UK government to intervene in a broad range of transactions on

Dispute resolution

Careful what you wish for: judicial intervention in unfair prejudice remedies

In a sometimes entertaining judgment, In the Matter of Macom GmbH (UK) Limited, the High Court has provided a reminder


G7 'historic agreement' ups momentum of global tax reform for large multinationals

The Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies heralded an unprecedented commitment in early June on global tax reform for large

Competition, antitrust and trade

Additional regulatory regime looms for third country investors into EU

Investors from third countries, such as China, the United Kingdom or the United States, that benefit from government support in

ESG, sustainability and responsible business

Integrating ESG: why it matters and six practical steps for fund managers

Fund managers are looking increasingly to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their strategy and operations. This entails

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UK passes new law allowing government intervention in transactions on national security grounds

The UK's National Security and Investment Act 2021 has completed its passage through Parliament and was passed into law on

Competition, antitrust and trade

Thresholds revised for mandatory notification under the proposed new National Security and Investment Bill

The UK government has proposed (9 April 2021) an amendment to its National Security and Investment Bill (NSIB) that is

Dispute resolution

When does the limitation clock on concealed claims start ticking for companies in liquidation?

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment (14 April 2021) that confirms an insolvent company will not

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Financial Services

Funds Focus | April 2021

The UK asset management industry has faced a number of geopolitical events over the last year or so: the Covid-19

Intellectual property

Patents Court offers guidance on use of doctrine of equivalents

Patentees who intend to rely on the doctrine of equivalents must now say so in the Particulars of Infringement. As