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Allergen labelling remains in the spotlight as the FSA consults on technical guidance

BCL partner, Richard Reichman, discusses allergen labelling changes and the Food Standards Agency’s consultation on new technical guidance. Background Against a backdrop of frequent media attention and public concern regarding allergen issues, for example following several tragic fatalities, a government consultation concluded that changes were required to the provision of allergen information for food which is prepacked […]

ICLG: Environment & Climate Change Law 2020 (Cyprus)

By Eleni Neoptolemou, Christina Christodoulou 1. Environmental Policy and its Enforcement 1.1 What is the basis of environmental policy in your jurisdiction and which agencies/bodies administer and enforce environmental law? Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004, the environmental policy has been subjected to a fundamental review, in order to be […]

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Loyens appoints Bertels chairman in board shake-up

Dutch heavyweight Loyens & Loeff has re-jigged its management board, with tax adviser Pim Bertels succeeding Philip van Hilten as chairman. Board member Ronald Pfeiffer, a civil-law notary and attorney, has also stepped-down and has been succeeded by attorney Maarten Das. Both van Hilten and Pfeiffer will continue to practise at Loyens. From 1 September, […]

Philly merger creates 500-lawyer powerhouse

Philadelphia firms Buchanan Ingersoll and Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling have merged to form the city’s largest law firm with more than 525 lawyers. The new firm, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, will have an estimated combined turnover of $265m. Buchanan CEO Tom VanKirk will lead the new firm for at least the next three years, […]

QC scores role on Fifa World Cup panel

FIFA has set up its first ad hoc arbitration panel with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to settle any emergency disputes that arise during the World Cup. Michael Beloff QC of Blackstone Chambers is the UK representative of the panel, which will have between six and nine members, with no more than two […]

Bond Pearce hires clinical negligence head

Bond Pearce has appointed a new clinical negligence head. Bond Pearce hires clinical negligence head” />Bond Pearce has appointed a new clinical negligence head. Louise Hunt joins the firm from Alexander Harris, where she was the first partner to successfully use the Human Rights Act to claim damages for a systemic administrative error that led […]

Fraud focus

The extreme length of the SFO’s unsuccessful investigation into TransTec’s payments to Ford highlight the need for fraud prosecutors to review their own cases on an ongoing basis – and to be held accountable for their own failures to do so, says Stephen Parkinson For too long fraud prosecutors have avoided detailed scrutiny of their […]

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