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Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.

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An Essex Court silk has ordered Taylor Wessing to review a slew of documents relating to a family’s personal data in the latest development in a six-year long lawsuit. The firm will now be required to review a host of paper documents linked to a dispute over several trusts in the Bahamas, as well as […]

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McDermott ups the ante in City disputes with WFW hire

Watson Farley & Williams’ disputes head is leaving for McDermott Will & Emery, as the US firm states its ambitions to expand its litigation team in the City. Andrew Savage has led WFW’s disputes practice for more than a decade, joining the partnership in 2004 having arrived at the firm fours years earlier from legacy […]

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All change at McDermott with new London head at the helm

McDermott Will & Emery has revamped its leadership, naming corporate transactional lawyer Hamid Yunis as its new London managing partner. Yunis’ expertise lies in the healthcare sector; he joined the firm in 2016 from Taylor Wessing to build the firm’s capabilities in this area. He succeeds Andrew Vergunst, who has been leading the office since early […]

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