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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.


Fladgate restructuring chief joins BLG

Fladgate restructuring chief Rupert Connell is to leave the firm to join Barlow Lyde and Gilbert (BLG). Connell has headed Fladgate’s corporate restructuring team since 2000 after joining the firm from Hobson Audley Hopkins & Wood (now Faegre & Benson). He will join BLG’s corporate team as a partner working under head of the restructuring […]

Trio picks up buyout of Partnership

Clyde & Co, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Travers Smith have been instructed in the private equity buyout of retirement solutions company Partnership. Freshfields corporate partner Adrian Maguire advised the buyer, Cinven, in a deal worth €200m (£157.78m). Clyde & Co represented the seller, Phoenix Equity Partners, through corporate partner Gary Thorpe. The PA management instructed […]


JPMorgan axes Links from panel after litigation row

JPMorgan has ditched Linklaters from its list of preferred advisers following a row over the magic circle firm’s role in suing Bear Stearns on behalf of ­Barclays Bank. Linklaters’ New York ­litigation team, led by US head Larry Byrne, has been representing Barclays since December 2007 on its ­lawsuit ;against ;Bear Stearns, now owned by […]

Luke Flynn: AEG Live

Hobnobbing with Kylie may only be part of the story, but music fan Luke Flynn says his GC role with tour and events organiser AEG Live is definitely the best job he’s ever had. Six years after the Millennium Dome closed at the end of 2000, it felt as though the vacant venue, which was […]

Lovells gets Peking University training gig

Lovells has joined forces with Peking University to develop new legal training courses for Chinese lawyers. The courses are intended to help Chinese legal practitioners, in-house lawyers and government legal officials become more acquainted with how business is conducted internationally. Lovells Beijing managing partner Robert Lewis said: “Peking University is obviously the leading law school […]

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