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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.


Giving up the smoke

Leaving the City is on many lawyers’ minds during the summer. Jonathan Kay reports on two who did Once seen as the last move of a retiring partner, the exodus out of the City is now accelerating, fuelled partially by the large regional firms’ perceived resilience to recession. Billing rates and increasing expertise, added to […]

Licensing Legal signs up Weightmans partner

A partner from Liverpool firm Weightmans is joining a new niche practice specialising in licensing and regulatory law. Anthony Horne, until August head of licensing at Weightmans, is linking up with Richard Williams at Licensing Legal. Williams previously worked at Cobbetts and West End commercial firm Joelson Wilson & Co. Licensing Legal, which has offices […]

US firms smash pay scale for UK private equity talent

Top stars offered up to forty per cent on top of UK earnings as US firms enter into City bidding war Private equity lawyers are commanding the largest sums in UK legal history as US firms up the ante by poaching star partners in the face of escalating investment activity. According to The Lawyer’s research, private […]

Legal widow

Bang! Waaah! So begins another fun-filled day in the Lawyer’s household, this time with Liability sobbing her heart out in the bathroom because her father won’t let her have a mobile phone. “You are SEVEN YEARS OLD!” he shouts at her. “At your age I was lucky to be allowed to see my friends, let […]

Shearman bolsters German tax group with hire

Shearman & Sterling’s German office has recruited a former Linklaters partner to shore up its tax practice. Thomas Fox is joining Sherman to focus on national and international tax as well as private equity. Prior to joining the US firm, Fox was chief executive and founder of a mobile commerce company and before that, a […]

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