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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.


Ward Hadaway raids Eversheds for new public sector head

Newcastle’s Ward Hadaway has snatched Eversheds partner Melanie Pears as its new head of public sector. Pears specialises in public procurement and commercial negotiation, and joins the 58-partner firm’s commercial department, headed by partner Colin Hewitt. She brings with her assistant Sarah Green, and project administrator Carole Britten. The hire follows those of Eversheds’ former […]

Cadwalader bags historic China deal

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has scooped a lead role advising on a groundbreaking Chinese investment fund transaction that integrates China more closely with international capital markets. Cadwalader won the pitch to advise Hua An Fund Management, one of China’s largest asset management companies, after being recommended by arranger Lehman Brothers, which was advised by Linklaters. […]

Mishcons advises Stevens as Bung report is released today

Mishcon de Reya is preparing to ramp up the work it is doing in connection with the Premier League inquiry once Lord Stevens has released his interim report into corruption in football transfers. The Holborn firm has been working with the former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Quest, the forensic accounting company that has […]

Sex blackmail judges suspended as investigation launched

The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice have suspended the immigration judges at the centre of a sex blackmail case involving a Brazilian cleaner while the Office for Judicial Complaints carries out a preliminary investigation. A statement said: “The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice strongly believe that the public must have confidence in […]

A&O, CC, Freshfields and Herbies win Thames Water hopefuls

Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have all netted instructions on what could be Europe’s largest infrastructure deal this year, the sale of Thames Water by German utilities group RWE. Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have all netted instructions on what could […]

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