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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.


Pulling together

South Africa boasts enormous potential for PPP development but this will only be fulfilled if clear regulation helps to alter the current attitudes, says John Janks The South African government has developed a regulated process for PPPs to facilitate projects which bring private parties into the performance of what are otherwise government institutional functions. This […]

Paul Hastings captures Jones Day arbitration bengoshi

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has snared Jones Day arbitration of counsel and bengoshi Haig Oghigian for its Tokyo office. Ohigian, a specialist in international litigation and commercial arbitration, has practised in Canada and Japan for 25 years and is one of the few registered foreign bengoshi in Japan. Paul Hastings Tokyo chair Kooki Suzuki […]

13 Old Square snaps up Kings QC

13 Old Square has picked up its third silk as Manchester-based Michael Booth QC joins the young set. In an unusual move, Booth is joining 13 Old Square as a full tenant while retaining his membership of Kings Chambers in Manchester rather than becoming a door tenant at his new set. Booth told The Lawyer […]

News of the World drags PinkNews into Cole claim

Gay news website has been sucked into the legal battle between footballer Ashley Cole and tabloid newspapers The Sun and The News of the World. The website was warned today by the newspapers’ solicitors, Farrer & Co, that it may be named as a third-party defendant in the libel and breach of privacy proceedings […]

Revision decisions

The Commercial Court’s hearings and evidence submission processes are under a working party review. David Lewis reports The Admiralty and Commercial Court Guide, setting out the procedure of those courts and so of importance to all practitioners using them, is under review. A working party has recently produced its draft recommendations which will, following a […]

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