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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.


Tulkinghorn: An eye for fine dining

There are some moments that cannot be captured with mere words, where only a high-resolution colour photograph can record the true glory of what has unfolded. The look on CMS Cameron McKenna managing partner Duncan Weston’s face as he struggles to hold back a rising tide of vomit after swallowing a fish eyeball is one […]

East is East

If you’re a Herbies litigator looking for a bump up to partnership level, our advice is to book a plane ticket and head for Asia or the Middle East. According to litigation chief Sonya Leydecker, that is where it’s all happening (see blog). All indications are that Herbies is looking to spread its litigation and […]

Vexed in the city

The London large peer group has had a tough time of it, but management is looking to international growth to offset disappointing financials. By Margaret Taylor David Harris The past financial year was not kind to the firms that make up the London large peer group. All the firms in the group – CMS Cameron […]

Whistle blown on new Pompey owner

It was a takeover saga with more twists and turns than a Ronaldo stepover, and more drama than a Millwall away day at West Ham. Middle Eastern investor Sulaiman al-Fahim was finally announced as the proud new owner of Portsmouth Football Club last week (see story). It’s been a tortured process since the bid was first […]

Focus: Clyde & Co, Clydes’ strides

Libya, Iraq, St Petersburg… Why Clyde & Co is not afraid of risk. For a firm with such a staid reputation, it is remarkable how much Clyde & Co has embraced risk. On the face of it, this might sound odd. The firm’s financials over the past few years can only be described as steady. Average profit per […]

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