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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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Ashurst’s managing partner reappointed a year early

Ashurst managing partner Paul Jenkins has been reappointed to the role, a year before his first term in charge was due to come to an end. Jenkins became the firm’s first Australian-based managing partner in 2016, replacing former managing partner James Collis who stepped down from the role to return to the finance practice. As […]

Partner promotions 2019: Ashurst advances towards diversity targets

Ashurst has announced its latest round of promotions, as the firm edges towards its goal for 2022 of 33 per cent female representation in its global partnership.  In total, Ashurst has appointed 21 lawyers across nine offices to partnership. Eight new partners have been added in the UK, nine in Australia and one in each of […]

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Ashurst continues support service squeeze with further job cuts

Ashurst has continued to slim down its support function, cutting more back office roles following a redundancy consultation last year which saw 54 secretarial roles axed. It is understood that five to ten London-based back office finance staff have been affected. Their roles are to be undertaken by a secretarial pool in London (what the […]

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Bird & Bird reboots consulting unit with £6m merger

Bird & Bird has completed a merger between its Baseline division and an external consulting firm, creating a combined business worth around £6m. The new business, called Oxygy Management Consulting, sees Baseline join forces with boutique consultancy Valeocon in an effort to help clients embarking in ambitious transformation projects around digital and management issues. Valeocon’s […]

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