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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.


Daniel Simon named as one of the 50 Most Influential private client practitioners

Collyer Bristow senior partner Daniel Simon has been announced as one of the ‘50 most influential’ private client practitioners in 2016 by Eprivateclient.  Eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential awards are a definitive list of the most important movers and shakers within the private client advisory professions in the UK and UK overseas territories.  Individuals on the […]


Behind the deal: Why Tullett Prebon’s deal with ICAP was a tough gig for its new GC

Seven months into his new role at Tullett Prebon, general counsel Philip Price was already finalising a deal with rival broker ICAP on the acquisition of its voice broking business.  For Price, this was the first major transaction he was involved in since joining Tullett Prebon as its new group general counsel, having left his […]

IT technology

Freshfields and Sullivan take the lead on £1.2bn Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold tie-up

Cross-border teams from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell are advising on the €1.7bn (£1.2bn) tie-up between banking technology companies Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold in Germany and the US. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is fielding a team across both jurisdictions, with Düsseldorf corporate partners Stephan Waldhausen and Gregor von Bonin taking the lead alongside partners […]

RBS 650

RBS shareholders may sue Lloyds and Investec over non-payment of fees in £4bn battle

Infighting among the shareholder groups bringing a combined £4bn claim against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reached a climax with the largest group understood to be in talks to sue Lloyds Bank and Investec over non-payment of fees, The Lawyer has learned. The RBS Shareholders Action Group is understood to have approached a number […]


The Lawyer names legal diversity champions as part of first Diversity Audit

CMS, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Pinsent Masons have been named as Diversity Champions in The Lawyer’s first-ever Diversity Audit, which is published today as the latest in the UK200 series of reports. The five have been recognised for not only driving the diversity agenda within their organisations but for taking the lead […]

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