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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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European moves: 3 September 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Steptoe & Johnson has hired partner Simon Hirsbrunner in Brussels from German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Hirsbrunner, who is qualified in both Switzerland and Germany, will work closely with partner Jean Russotto in advising clients on EU regulatory requirements […]

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Shearman & Sterling mulls agile working in London

Shearman & Sterling is consulting on plans to introduce agile working in its London office. Shearman’s UK base has had an informal system in place for a number of years but confirmed to The Lawyer that it is reviewing its thinking on agile working for London lawyers after it introduced a policy to allow its US-based associates to work from home two days a […]

International Gateley team advises on $118m court ruling

A team of lawyers from the Dubai and Birmingham offices of national law firm, Gateley Plc, has successfully advised Belgium-based, Bocimar International NV, on a dispute against Dubai-based ship-owner, Emirates Trading Agency LLC (ETA). Bocimar International NV (‘Bocimar’) is an Antwerp-based company that specialises in dry bulk shipping, and in 2007 Bocimar concluded two charter parties, […]

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