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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.

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Eversheds loses key staff to thriving Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway has raided Eversheds for a number of new appointments to boost its construction and property departments. The North East firm has hired two Eversheds partners, an assistant and three property support staff.Construction partner Jonathan Marshall and property partner Roger Nankervis have both moved from Eversheds’ Newcastle office to join Ward Hadaway in Newcastle. […]

German takeover bill in new U-turn

In a last minute change to the German Takeover Bill, shareholders have lost their power to decide on how to deal with hostile takeover bids. Under the amendment, board directors will be able to take defensive action against a hostile bid once they obtain the consent of the company’s supervisory board.Originally, the bill stated that […]

A taxing time

Freeserve’s general council David Melville knows that his company is not getting a fair deal when it comes to UK taxes, and he is not going to take it lying down. Naomi Rovnick reports

Oppenhoff speeds into Linklaters' UK lockstep

German partners finally achieve parity with London as Oppenhoff posts better than expected figures Linklaters has thrashed out a new remuneration package with Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler, bringing forward the entry of the German partners into the UK lockstep.The new deal was struck in the run-up to last week’s partnership retreat. It replaces the old […]

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