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Dishonesty: A change of approach

On 29th April 2020, following the decision in the case of R v Barton and Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575, the Court of Appeal identified that the two-limb test for dishonesty as identified in the case Ghosh, is no longer the approach to be taken.

Cybersecurity requirements for licensees

Entities regulated under the Insurance Law will need to implement cybersecurity measures in proportion to their cyber risk profile by 27 November 2020 following the release of the Rule and Statement of Guidance on Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 27 May 2020.

Wirecard – has the German financial regulator lost its immunity?

The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.


Penelope Warne, CMS

Warne, Penelope – CMS

One of 2016’s biggest stories was the three-way merger between CMS Cameron McKenna, Olswang and Nabarro (a deal exclusively revealed by The Lawyer). Guiding that process and integration after it went live was CMS senior partner Penelope Warne. Warne was a member of the seven-strong transition team on the merger. She was also one of […]

Katherine Moir, Clifford Chance

Moir, Katherine – Clifford Chance

Only half way into her second year as a partner at Clifford Chance, corporate and M&A partner Katherine Moir has already proven her technical prowess in a good number of complex transactions, particularly in relation to listed plcs. Deal highlights One of her deal highlights in 2017 was the £550m sale of UK-based mobile graphics […]

Rob Booth The Crown Estate

Booth, Rob – Crown Estate

Rob Booth joined Crown Estate in 2012 from Herbert Smith Freehills. In 2016 he was promoted to general counsel and company secretary. Since then he has led a legal team through a raft of major deals, such as the transfer of Crown Estate to the Scottish Government in the wake of the independence referendum, a demerger that […]

Julia Boyle Telefonica

Boyle, Julia – Telefonica

For those in telecoms, 2017 was dominated by concerns over Ofcom’s spectrum auction for mobile providers. But Telefonica deputy general counsel Julia Boyle got caught in the crossfire. The issue reaching fever pitch when a judicial review was launched by BT and Three against the regulator’s rules. Although not formally supporting Ofcom, Telefonica announced it […]

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