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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.


20 Essex Street barristers conclude key breach of contract case in Lords

A trio of barristers from 20 Essex Street has secured a House of Lords ruling that could alter significantly the principles governing the way damages are measured for breach of contract. The five-judge panel, by a majority of three to two, upheld a previous Court of Appeal ruling that general compensatory principles should be used […]

Farrers doubles partner promotions

Farrer & Co has promoted four associates to its partnership, double the amount of promotions it made last year. This year’s promotions are spread across the corporate, family, private property and private client teams. Senior partner Robert Clinton said: “The challenges in terms of attracting the best talent within the legal sector have been well […]

A&O takes Latham capital markets partner in Moscow

Allen & Overy (A&O) has raided US firm Latham & Watkins‘ Moscow office for a capital markets partner. Varun Gupta, who is US-qualified, is a choice addition to A&O’s 28-lawyer Russian offering, which firm managing partner David Morley highlighted was an area for focus in 2007 (The Lawyer, 18 December 2006). Capital markets particularly was […]

A&O Spain hit as co-head takes up GC role with client

Allen & Overy (A&O) has lost one of its most senior lawyers in Spain after co-managing partner Graham Donnell left to become general counsel at client Stemcor. The move leaves structured finance partner Iñigo Gómez-Jordana as the sole managing partner for A&O’s Spanish arm. The firm wished Donnell well in his new role at Stemcor, […]

DLA Piper, Eversheds and Pinsents beat magic circle on UK promotions

DLA Piper, Eversheds and Pinsents beat magic circle on UK promotions” />DLA Piper, Eversheds and Pinsent Masons are the biggest promoters of UK associates in this year’s promotional round, scoring more than their magic circle rivals. While the global promotions surpassed Eversheds’ previous years, the UK number remained the same as last year with 21 […]

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