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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.


The Leader Column

Accidents will happen. One day the Clifford Chance reception is mysteriously croded with tall, tanned and toothy blokes in button-downs. The next day, the mass lateral hire out of Brobeck – revealed last week by The Lawyer – is off, just when the Metropole hotel was readying itself for an influx of CC partners ready […]

Law maker and rule breaker

It’s good to know that even senior partners bend the rules. Tulkinghorn and a couple of his reporters were having lunch with one in the City the other day, but when the coffee arrived, no one wanted to be the first to reach for a cigarette.Finally, after much fiddling with rings on fingers and tuneful […]

Toth gets ready to join Dewey Ballantine from Weil Gotshal

Weil Gotshal & Manges is set to lose its German desk in London as corporate partner Geza Toth and a team of four associates plan a move to the London office of US firm Dewey Ballantine It is understood that Dewey Ballantine will vote tomorrow (21 May) on whether or not to take on the […]


Camerons scoops BC Partners role through Hasche Sigle link CMS Cameron McKenna has scooped a major piece of work with BC Partners on the back of its alliance with German member CMS Hasche Sigle Eschenlohr Peltzer Schäfer.Camerons partner Ashley Painter was brought in to advise BC Partners on UK law for Sanitec’s high-yield bond issue.The […]

Stephensons turns its attentions to Paris

Sinclair Roche deal voted through, but majority of Hong Kong office excluded Stephenson Harwood is to enter into merger discussions with French ‘best friend’ Barbe Thibault Carpentier Groener, with which it shares an office in Paris.The move comes in the wake of the firm’s merger with Sinclair Roche & Temperley (SRT) following a partnership vote […]

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