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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.


Heymann raids Jones Day’s IP team

German firm Heymann & Partner has raided Jones Day’s Frankfurt IP team, leaving only one IP partner in the firm’s Frankfurt office. According to German publication Juve, former Jones Day German IP practice coordinator Friedrich Klinkert and associates Piet Bubenzer and Nora Kessler have left the US firm to join Heymann. Klinkert and Bubenzer have […]

DLA Piper tie-up signals Africa push

DLA Piper has signalled its intention to spread throughout Africa in 2007 by extending its network of associated firms in a link-up with a Ghana-based firm. The exclusive agreement with Reindorf Chambers, effective from 15 January, makes the firm based in Ghana’s capital Accra the fifth African firm to join the DLA Piper Group. Six-lawyer […]

Norr takes Lovells’ Berlin partners

Two former Lovells Berlin partners have found a new home at Macfarlanes’ German ally Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz. The public private partnership-focussed partners join at a time of rapid growth for Nörr, which has started the new year by promoting five internally to the partnership. The firm also raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for two partners in […]

Akzo bags new GC

Dutch chemicals company Akzo Nobel has hired a new chief lawyer from energy company NUON, following the retirement of general counsel Jan Eijsbouts. Jan Karel van der Staay was general counsel at NUON and will join Akzo Nobel in April, taking over from Eijsbouts in June. Eijsbouts spent eight years of his 18-year career at […]

GE Finance reshuffles legal team

GE Commercial Finance has named Lorna Curry to replace Kevin Dunn as the new general council for European corporate finance. Curry takes over from Dunn, who was promoted to European head of leveraged finance. In her new role, Curry will oversee all European legal matters for the unit, which is made up of almost 2000 […]

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