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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.


Duncan Weston

Camerons hands Weston second term as managing partner

CMS Cameron McKenna partners have re-elected Duncan Weston as managing partner following a vote on Friday (25 November). Weston, who was standing unopposed, gained the 51 per cent majority required to win his second four-year term, which officially starts on 1 May 2012 City corporate partner Louise Wallace has also been appointed to the CMS executive […]

Alex Brassey

Opinion: Politicians should put up collateral if they want to buy votes

The world has been in some sort of crisis or other since 2008. The reason? Debt. Initially it became clear that too much money had been lent to subprime ­borrowers in the mortgage market. Governments in many cases had to stand in to ensure bank solvency. The latest phase of the crisis, however, is not […]

Aware Wolf

Richard Wolf and Andrea Miskolczi explain why Austria’s Wolf Theiss is training its lawyers to be as commercially savvy as the clients they serve To be a very good lawyer is no longer enough these days. You also have to be an industry expert and a good manager. There are plenty of excellent lawyers around, […]

Graf boosts Munich presence with Nachmann merger

German firm Graf von Westphalen is merging its Munich office with that of fellow local firm Nachmann. The tie-up will create an office of approximately 35 staff, including 10 partners. Name partner Josef Nachmann will join Graf as an equity partner. Graf currently has seven partners and eleven associates in Munich and is promoting another […]

Timothy Sheddick

Will Macquarie panel solve mandate mystery?

Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Freshfields all in the running to win coveted places on the inscrutable bank’s first-ever legal roster. By Joshua Freedman  The News that Macquarie Group is set to overhaul its way of instructing outside lawyers by appointing its first Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) panel might well have caused […]

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