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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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Cooley to reopen Old Broad Street office amid move delay

Cooley has been forced to alter plans regarding its move to new London headquarters, after work on its new City office was delayed. The US firm is now looking to temporarily repopulate its Old Broad Street offices in September, while works on its new premises in the TwentyTwo Bishopsgate development continue. The development, which comprises […]

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Mayer Brown brings in K&L Gates restructuring partner

Mayer Brown is beefing up its restructuring practice with a new lateral from K&L Gates. The London office of the US firm has targeted the rival by bringing in restructuring partner Barry Cosgrave, who will spend time between the City and the firm’s Dubai office. He spent over four years at K&L Gates, where he […]

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