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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.


VdA links up with Core Africa Lawyers

Vieira de Almeida and Core Africa Lawyers – a Cameroonian law firm led by Constant Koum, Esther Massoua and François Lecompte – have entered into a partnership agreement. Core Africa Lawyers is one of the most reputed law firms in Cameroon, widely acknowledged for its expertise in OHADA law, notably in the oil and gas […]

Michael Chissick, Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher smashes £200m mark for first time in record financials

Two years after embarking on a strategy of international expansion, Fieldfisher is closing in on its UK rivals with a second consecutive year of double-digit growth. The rise means the firm has surpassed the £200m barrier for the first time, with turnover rising from £166m to £207m. Average profit per equity partner was up 17 per […]

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