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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.

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Mishcons secures prison sentence in Microsoft case

Mishcon de Reya has scored a rare criminal ­conviction from an IP case, securing a jail sentence on behalf of Microsoft against a parallel importer. The decision marks the end of an IP litigation that started five years ago, when Microsoft first took action against Itac, a company run by Barry Omesuh. Mishcons contentious IP […]

Spanish deals

When negotiating pre-insolvency agreements in Spain, lawyers should take into account directors’ liability, say Alberto Núñez-Lagos and Ángel AlonsoWith the current financial crisis, many companies are resorting to out-of-court restructurings or renegotiations as opposed to going to court to handle their insolvencies. When negotiating pre-insolvency agreements in Spain, lawyers should take into account directors’ liability, […]

Redemptions on song?

Recent Cayman, Bermudian and BVI court decisions have given practitioners a heads-up on fund redemption legislation. With the hedge fund industry severely impacted by recent events, many offshore funds have been left facing serious liquidity issues and substantial redemption requests they cannot meet. In order to trade out of difficulty or preserve assets for the […]

Cripps Harries Hall

Cripps Harries Hall” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/16377_P7_Cripps.jpg” />By winning a seat on the Crossrail panel this year, Cripps Harries Hall has fixed its place at the big ­projects table. The firm began the association after picking up Channel Tunnel organisation HS1, which hands the firm property work at stations along the high-speed railway line. The South […]

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Cobbetts: Tough guise

A demanding few years for Cobbetts has seen the battle-hardened firm take a no-nonsense approach to getting back on track. Cobbetts has hit the headlines over the past 12 months, but not for the reasons the firm’s management would have wanted. It was one of the first firms to launch large-scale redundancy programmes, making three […]

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