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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.


In brief: Treves to chair London Business School

Vanni Treves, who last week announced his decision to stand down as senior partner of Macfarlanes, is to replace Lord Sainsbury of Turville as chairman of the London Business School’s governing body, following Lord Sainsbury’s decision to concentrate on politics. Treves was recently appointed as chairman of Channel Four Television.

North Sea installation claim

The supplier of a £17.65m offshore loading installation in the North Sea has launched a £9m High Court breach of contract claim after problems arose during its installation. Coflexip Stena Offshore, of London W1, is suing Odebrecht-Slp Engineering, of Lowestoft, Suffolk, claiming a total of £9,212,282.

Freshfields swoops on Madrid firm to boost Spanish operation

Freshfields has swallowed the nine-lawyer Madrid firm Hervada and Klingenberg and poached a leading partner from Garrigues & Andersen – its most significant expansion in Europe after its January merger with German firm Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund. When the new partners – Joaquin Hervada, Miguel Klingenberg and Garrigues’ Fernando Bautista – join in June, […]

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