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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.

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Details have emerged that King & Wood Mallesons is looking beyond the UK and US to broaden its global footprint, with Singapore and Canada being two key locations it is considering opening in. At a May conference of worldwide law firm leaders held at California’s Pebble Beach, King & Wood Mallesons’ global managing partner Stuart […]

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SFO investigation into quartet of banks halted

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Former Dewey chair hires Spitzer’s PR to handle media enquiries

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis has hired disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s PR adviser as media attention on the US firm’s former boss persists. Davis, who was ousted from the senior role in April after the Manhattan district attorney’s office launched a criminal investigation into his conduct, has turned to New […]

In knots over tie-up?

Field Fisher Waterhouse link to Lawrence Graham at odds with former policy Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) merger talks with Lawrence Graham (LG) mooted one of those potential deals that raised eyebrows when it emerged but on reflection seemed to make rough sense. Neither firm has blazed a trail recently, while both have property issues: FFW […]

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