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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.


Camerons sues Bedford police in prison riots claim

CMS Cameron McKenna is handling the Yarl’s Wood asylum centre riots claim against the Bedford Police Authority (BPA) by Group 4 insurers DJ Pye, Lloyd’s syndicate 692 The claim relates to damage caused to Yarl’s Wood when it was set on fire in February.The £97m claim has been lodged under the Riot Damages Act 1886, […]


Jones Day handles Aventis Animal sale to CVC Capital Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has advised long-term client Aventis on the disposal of Aventis Animal Nutrition opposite a combined effort by Sullivan & Cromwell and Clifford Chance for purchaser CVC Capital Partners. Aventis has sold off the business as part of its plans to pare […]

NY Attorney returns to Debevoise

US Attorney Mary Jo White has left her position as the head of New York’s prosecution department to return to Debevoise & Plimpton White, who was a partner at Debevoise from 1983-1990, has been responsible for prosecuting some of the city’s most notorious cases. She joins the firm as chair of its 32-partner litigation department.During […]

Herbert Smith makes part-timer a partner

In a rare move for a top City firm, Herbert Smith has promoted its first part-time assistant to the partnership Julia Pike, who has just been made a partner, works in the corporate department.The firm is confident that Pike will be able to combine working in a department handling transactions over weekends and evenings with […]

Charles Russell takes on property consultant

Charles Russell has taken the innovative step of hiring a property buying consultant to work in its private property practice, headed by Ian Cooke Richard Crosthwaite has joined from property agent Knight Frank, where he was head of the West End residential office. The hire is aimed at helping high net worth individuals navigate the […]

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