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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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City quartet make the grade in WFW promotions

Watson Farley & Williams is the latest firm to unveil its latest partner promotions for 2020, making up a six-strong group globally. The round is just a bit smaller than last year, when the firm made up eight lawyers. Two-thirds of the 2020 partners are based in London, while the remaining two are in Rome […]

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Simmons joins Ashurst in delaying partner promotions

Simmons & Simmons has opted to defer its partner promotions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the second City firm to make such a decision. The process was initially scheduled for March 23, with candidates supposed to take part in face-to-face meetings. Following the delay, the process will now go forward through video-conferencing to make sure all […]

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