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Royds Withy King advises Savvypro Networks in acquisition by Pageant Media

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Pageant Media, a global business information provider, last week announced the acquisition of Savvy Investor, a leading thought-leadership platform for institutional investors, for an undisclosed sum.

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Deadline looms for filing UK trade marks based on pre-Brexit pending EU applications

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EUTM deadline

At the end of the Brexit transition period [31.12.20] the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) automatically created comparable UK rights for all registered EU trade marks. However, where EU applications were pending on the 1st January 2021, applicants were required to file a separate UK application if they wanted to protect their mark in the UK. Applicants were given a period of nine months to file a UK trade mark application if they wanted to claim any priority filing date from the pending EU application.

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ICO fines transgender charity for data breach

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Mermaids, a charity which supports children, young people, and their families in relation to gender non-conformity, has been fined £25,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after personal information relating to 550 people, including children, was available online for almost three years.

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Court of Appeal ruling on allotments at a discount and prohibited commissions under the CA 2006

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A recent Court of Appeal ruling has reaffirmed the adage – invoked by the judge in the preceding High Court case – that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

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Royds Withy King advises digital media company Hybrid on an investment from private equity firm LDC

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Bristol-headquartered digital media company Hybrid has secured an investment from mid-market private equity firm LDC which will support its existing management team to grow and develop the business organically and explore targeted acquisitions.

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Shareholder requests: access to register of members

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Our Corporate team examines a recent High Court case ruling that provides a valuable and relatively rare insight into the statutory principles and authorities governing requests for access to a company’s register of members under s116 and s117 of the Companies Act 2006 (the Act).

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Triple shortlisting for Royds Withy King at South West Dealmakers Awards

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We’re very pleased to have been shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the 2021 South West Dealmakers Awards.

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Royds Withy King sparkle in laundry business acquisition

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We have advised Wolf Laundry Holdings Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Brewer & Bunney Limited, as the laundry care group embarks on a period of growth and expansion.

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M&A deals and notice of a claim: United get lucky

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As any buyer who has been involved in an M&A transaction will know, some of the most important elements of the share purchase agreement are the warranties and the tax covenant.

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Post-Merger Integration: Employment and HR – marrying up the terms

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

Mergers and acquisitions are often described as a marriage, bringing two companies together. However, the post-merger integration process is often an afterthought, which can cause a derailment in the integration process leading to a failure to deliver the true deal.

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Royds Withy King advises BGF on multi-million-pound investment round for Caristo Diagnostics

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Law firm Royds Withy King has advised investment company BGF on its investment as part of a multi-million-pound investment round for medical imaging company Caristo Diagnostics.

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Monitoring staff at work and at home

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Contributing authors: Josh Craig and John Nevin

Banking and financial services businesses have for many years monitored the work patterns and behaviours their staff. Since the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent seismic shift in working patterns, we are now seeing an increasing number of employers monitoring their staff in their own homes.

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