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Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.


Victoria calls

The Victoria Government has called for firms to tender for a role on its new legal panel. Nicole Maley discovers why the places are so coveted and reveals what the client is looking for When the Victorian government announced at the end of last year that its law firm providers would be put to the […]

Shaken but not stirred

Those who have been there will know that lap dancing in London has nothing on the shenanigans of Mipim… but as for those who frequented the Spearmint Rhinos of Cannes, that would be telling.As ever, there was an awful lot of lawyers chasing after the punters. CMS Cameron McKenna seemed to do particularly well with […]

Orrick lures CC star for German advance

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has poached a Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells partner from the firm’s New York office to boost its German practice Johannes Gäbel has joined Orrick’s corporate and technology group in New York.Gäbel helped set up Clifford Chance’s German practice in the US. He will be joined at Orrick by Clifford Chance […]

Nicholsons property head steps down

Head of property at Nicholson Graham & Jones Richard Smith (right) is stepping down after 13 years to return to fee-earning Partner Piers Coleman is succeeding him as head of department as of 8 April. Smith joined the firm in 1983 as one of two partners who jointly headed the property department. From 1989, Smith […]

CC heads towards Italian showdown

Grimaldi in last-ditch talks with London as crisis looms over leadership structure Clifford Chance is facing a walkout by Italian senior partner Vittorio Grimaldi and at least three other partners over a row about the management structure of Grimaldi e Associati Clifford Chance.Grimaldi, who is close to current chief executive officer Michael Bray, is threatening […]

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