The first three months of 2021 saw Acuity grow its ever-expanding pool of talent within the firm. Adele Carter, Chief People Officer said, “we are delighted with the incredible calibre of knowledge and expertise displayed by our new colleagues.”Read More
Acuity welcomes Commercial Lawyer Steven Conybeare to its growing community of Consultant Partners Acuity Law is delighted to welcome Steven Conybeare to its Acuity Consult community. Steven is a hands-on international business lawyer, specialising in all aspects of commercial and transaction advisory services, covering Commercial Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Information Technology and Private...Read More
EU Intellectual Property Rights Key Contact: Cordelia Payne International Registrations as of 31 December 2020 which designated the EU, or, EU trade mark or design rights that were pending as at 31 December, will no longer provide protection in the UK. They will not have been granted automatic, comparable UK protection as with EU trade marks...Read More
Joint ventures and partnership as coopetition Author: Henry Clarke In the recent article “The strategic utility of joint ventures and partnerships in difficult and uncertain times”, I advocated the merits of joint ventures and partnerships as relatively resource-light means to achieve growth and retain market share. This article considers the assessment of such opportunities with competitors in...Read More
Flight of Fancy: Will it take off? Development Consent Orders, Judicial Review, and the continuing tortuous and uncertain path towards (maybe) a third runway at Heathrow Airport Author: James Ryan In my article following the judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of R3 (oao Friends of the Earth Ltd and Others) -v- Heathrow Airport Ltd  UKSC...Read More
The National Security and Investment Bill is en route to the process of receiving Royal Assent Author: Tessa Laws The National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) is shortly due to receive Royal Assent. If granted, it will become law and could have a significant impact on the UK’s cross border inward investment and M&A activity. Despite...Read More
The strategic utility of joint ventures and partnerships in difficult and uncertain times Author: Henry Clarke Businesses looking for growth and profit during uncertain and difficult times need to review their operations, markets, products and business models. Part of the outcome of such reviews are likely to be projects that are suitable for joint ventures or...Read More
Acuity Consult welcomes 4 Partners to our growing community Barry Sankey joins Acuity’s Real Estate team, bringing with him nearly four decades of experience of commercial property projects and UK Science Park expertise. Barry is a leading adviser to science and tech parks and developer of legal and prop-tech systems with a genuine passion for...Read More
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