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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.

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UK firms win telecoms work on both sides of the Atlantic

The magic circle is scooping up international bond work as European telecoms groups flood the market with jumbo debt issues. With Dutch group KPN following hard on the heels of Spanish giant Telefonica to strike a deal, Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (A&O) are pushing out the US firms and advising on both sides […]

Financing

Issuer: Deutsche TelekomAdviser to issuer: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonUnderwriters: Goldman Sachs

Slaughters and Freshfields land biggest ever flotation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have been appointed to work on the Orange initial public offering (IPO). If the deal goes through, it will be one of largest IPOs in the history of equity capital markets. Michael Bon, chairman and chief executive of Orange owner France Telecom, believes it could value the company […]

International Power reshuffles legal team

International Power, the recently demerged arm of National Power (NP), has undertaken a major restructuring of its in-house legal department while appointing Clifford Chance as its principal corporate adviser. Stephen Ramsay, formerly a senior lawyer in the international projects division at NP, has been appointed as company secretary and corporate counsel of the newly demerged […]

Keeping the faithful

A lack of promotion opportunities is driving lawyers into the arms of other employers, according to a survey by TMP QD Legal in association with The Lawyer, which studies motivation among private practice and in-house lawyers. More than 65 per cent of private practice lawyers and 60 per cent of in-house lawyers cite a lack […]

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