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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.


ISS adds to sole in-houser with swoop for Total solicitor

International facility service provider ISS has beefed up its UK legal team via a hire from oil giant Total, and plans further expansion in the coming months. Until now the legal function has numbered just one, with general counsel Richard Reade taking responsibility for all legal issues. In a newly created role, Elena Zachariou, formerly […]


Jones Day London scoops lead role on £1.36bn ENRC flotation

The London office of Jones Day has secured one of the Stock Exchange’s biggest flotations this year, advising Kazakhstan mining company Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) on its £1.36bn London listing. European head of capital markets Giles Elliott led the team for Jones Day. The firm’s Moscow office advised on a $1.5bn (£730m) structured trade […]

Nick Fell: AET

AET general counsel Nick Fell has a passion for shipping law. He just wishes UK law firms felt the same way. Katy Dowell reports From an academic and intellectual perspective, nothing beats shipping,” claims Nick Fell, general counsel of petroleum logistics company AET, which has a fleet of 90 tankers that ship billions of dollars […]

Olswang expands Belgian headcount

Olswang has hired IP partner Christine De Keersmaeker from Bright Legal Solutions in a bid to expand its Brussels office. De Keersmaeker will bring with her two associates, expanding the office’s capability to 10 lawyers (two partners and eight associates) and one trainee. Michael Burdon, joint head of the firm’s IP group, said Olswang had […]

Clifford Chance in internal restructuring

Clifford Chance has indulged in a bout of internal restructuring, merging its three large M&A, private equity and corporate practices into one mammoth department on 1 December 2007. It will be headed by partners Matthew Layton, who loves his private equity, and Adam Signy, who is most happy doing a mixture of private equity and […]

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