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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.


Byrne in the USA: CC makes US pro bono pledge

CC embroiled in pan-America death row saga Late last month at its West 52nd Street offices, Clifford Chance took an unusual but significant step towards sealing its credentials as a major firm in the US. It hosted a pro bono-related event featuring art inspired by the country’s longest-serving death row inmate Jack Alderman. What stands […]

Eversheds handed Severn Trent work

Eversheds has won another Tyco-style sole adviser role as environmental services group Severn Trent ditches its informal ties with more than 10 law firms. The deal means Martineau Johnson and Slaughter and May, which, according to Hemscott, have been legal advisers for Severn Trent, are among the firms to lose out. Severn Trent general counsel […]

Troutman sparks London drive with new leader

Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders has hired Salans corporate partner Robert Bata as its new London managing partner. Bata will focus on widening the scope of the firm’s London presence. He replaces John Varholy, who will remain in London to head a newly established firmwide global energy trading and marketing group. Bata said his main task was […]

A week to remember

12-Oct 2007A week to remember Got that Friday feeling? You could do worse than wander down to Chancery Lane, home to Lewis Silkin, where we venture the champagne might be flowing freely. The firm has had a particularly good week. Not only did its employment team secure a landmark victory for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in […]

DLA Piper reshuffles as Asia chief quits

DLA Piper is transferring its corporate chief to Hong Kong following a row over strategy and the resignations of two senior partners in the region. DLA Piper reshuffles as Asia chief quits” />DLA Piper is transferring its corporate chief to Hong Kong following a disagreements row over strategy and the resignations of its two most […]

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