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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.


City broker Oneglobal appoints new GC

London broker Oneglobal has appointed a new general counsel (GC) as part of a wider business shake-up. Christopher Galyer joins Oneglobal as GC after nearly ten years as group head of legal at insurance broker and risk consultant Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT). At JLT, he advised senior management on various regulatory, contentious and contractual issues […]

The JLD blog: Advice to my younger self

Coming into this year, none of us could have expected the chaos and disruption which pursued. With many of us in a transitional phase as a result, now seems to be an ideal opportunity to evaluate past choices and use that knowledge to make future plans. Here are my top five pieces of advice to […]

Margaret Robertson Withers

Withers’ PEP soars after years of international expansion

Withers’ average profit per equity partner has soared by nearly 40 per cent, with the firm attributing the rise to the last few years of international expansion finally bearing fruit. Its PEP figure has risen from £359,000 to £501,000, after falling nearly 11 per cent over 2018/19. The drop meant it has taken the firm […]

Osborne Clarke growth stalls after seven years of double-digit expansion

Osborne Clarke’s UK average profit per equity partner dropped 12 per cent over 2019/20, as turnover crept up by 5 per cent. The results are markedly different to the last seven results posted since 2012/13, in which the firm has recorded double-digit percentage growth in turnover each year. Over 2018/19, turnover increased by 11 per […]

DWF Manchester

DWF hires former Prudential CEO as its new chair

DWF has hired the former CEO of Prudential and current chair of Morgan Stanley’s international board, just two months after the exit of its longtime leader Andrew Leaitherland. Jonathan Bloomer will take on the role of DWF’s chairman, after Leaitherland’s departure saw Nigel Knowles assume his responsibilities as CEO. Bloomer’s tenure begins in earnest from […]

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