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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.


India’s new company law regime

On 30 August 2013, India enacted the Companies Act 2013, which has replaced the Companies Act 1956. Not all the provisions of the new act will come into force immediately as a number of them require the government of India to draft rules and regulations for their implementation. This process is likely to take place […]

Second Circuit curtails the territorial reach of criminal liability under Section 10(b)

On 30 August 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously held that Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Section 10(b)) does not apply to extraterritorial conduct, ‘regardless of whether liability is sought criminally or civilly.’ Interpreting the scope of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Morrison v […]

DLA Piper litigation partners named in business journal’s Best of the Bar list

Stephen Goff and Matthew Jacobs, litigation partners in DLA Piper’s Sacramento office, have been named in the Sacramento Business Journal’s 2013 Best of the Bar list, which recognises the top outside legal counsel in the area.  The lawyers profiled in the Best of the Bar feature were nominated and vetted by a panel of their peers. Goff serves as […]

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Kennedys bulks up in LatAm with Colombia alliance

Kennedys has entered into an association with Bogota-based insurance litigation and arbitration boutique Botero Salazar Tobón & Abogados (BST).   The move into Colombia gives Kennedys its fourth association in South America, already having forged agreements with Fabio Torres & Associados Advocacia Empresarial in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Acuña & Cia in Santiago […]

Antoine Mercier and team join DLA Piper’s Paris real estate group

DLA Piper has appointed Antoine Mercier, former partner at Dentons, to head of the real estate group. He will be arriving alongside his team, including Marie Poulhies (counsel), Myriam Mejdoubi, Julien Chabanat, Charlotte Louis-Sylvestre and François-Xavier Piollat (associates). Mercier specialises in domestic and pan-European real estate acquisition and financing. Prior to co-heading an international team at […]

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