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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.



Barclays launches legal tech incubator with magic circle backing

Barclays is launching a legal technology incubator programme in collaboration with law firms including Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Clyde & Co and Simmons & Simmons, as well as PwC, The Law Society and Legal Geek. Participants of the programme will get access to a hundred-seat co-working space, mentoring, and workshops. Barclays general counsel […]

Norton Rose Fulbright

Barclays shakes up in-house legal team with global appointments

Barclays has made a number of high profile general counsel appointments in the US as part of an ‘alignment’ exercise with the rest of the business. Casey Kobi, a former Sidley Austin associate, has been promoted to global head of banking at Barclays. For the past four years, Kobi has been head of banking legal for the Americas and began his in-house career with Barclays in 2005. Prior to that, he was a vice president of the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers.

Vicky Sandry, Sky UK and Ireland

Hot 100 career quiz: Vicky Sandry

Name: Vicky Sandry Organisation: Sky Position: General counsel Trained at: McKenna & Co In Hot 100 for: A series of successful innovations in the legal team at Sky. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I was a trainee at what was then McKenna & Co, and I […]

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