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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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Going global

The ever-increasing globalisation of the corporate and financial markets has provided new challenges for offshore law firms as they compete to give clients the services they want and expect. The result has been a change in the offshore landscape. There are two schools of thought at offshore firms about the best way to react to […]

Congress supports Milberg Weiss

Beleaguered plaintiffs’ firm Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman has found a powerful ally in the shape of the US Congress following its recent indictment for alleged referral fees. In a statement released last week and signed by four Democrat congressmen, Congress slams the actions of the US Department of Justice and calls the indictment an […]

Channel hopping

Offshore firms in Jersey and Guernsey have been island hopping over the past few months with two firms announcing new office openings. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (29 March), Ozannes will make history by becoming the first Guernsey outfit to launch an office in Jersey. The new office will be headed by recently hired partner […]

Reed Smith strategic chief moves to London

Richards Butler last week voted to merge with US firm Reed Smith to create a £400m transatlantic firm. Reed Smith is kicking off its integration plans immediately, as it transfers its director of strategic planning Michael Pollack from its Pittsburgh HQ to London. Pollack will take responsibility for integration, together with UK managing partner Tim […]

Changes at the top

Offshore firms are also responding to globalisation by developing a more corporate structure internally. This has included bringing in chief executives from the wider business community and reorganising management structures. Mourant du Feu & Jeune made a splash last month when it revealed its first externally appointed chief executive was none other than Kroll international […]

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