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Following a period of recent change for the worse in M&A (and PE exits) activity, due to political uncertainty and governance issues, can local strategy – combined with Africanising operations – and positive business sentiment improve the current state of affairs?

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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.


Travers’ new tech officer sets out strategy for innovation

Travers Smith has set up a working group focused on boosting the firm’s investments in innovation, following the arrival of its new chief technology officer from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The group is the brainchild of new chief technology officer Oliver Bethell, who joined the firm four months ago after 14 years at Freshfields. There, he […]

A&O seeks to make innovation strategy more cohesive in management shake-up

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made two senior appointments to its advanced delivery unit in an attempt to coordinate efforts among the firm’s multiple innovation groups. Senior banking partner Andrew Trahair will serve as head of advanced delivery, a unit tasked with developing resourcing strategy and technologies to reboot innovation at the 130-year-old firm. The […]

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Clifford Chance’s Visser warns firms: innovate or die

Partners should heed the warning signs of a “seismic shift” in the market and look to the next generation of lawyers to find innovators and gain a competitive advantage, says Clifford Chance head of innovation Bas Boris Visser. During a presentation at The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit earlier this week, Visser said the legal industry is […]


White & Case breaks through $2bn mark in global results

White & Case‘s global revenue shot up by 14 per cent over the course of 2018, and has broken the $2bn mark for the first time. The firm has been edging ever-closer to the $2bn barrier, and posted global revenues of $1.8bn in 2017. That year, London revenue sat at $328m (£236.8m). In 2018 it […]

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