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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.


Unilever picks Mayer Brown, Olswang, Slaughters off shelf for panel

Unilever has been shopping for an inaugural legal panel and Olswang and Baker & McKenzie are among the winners. After launching the review back in March the FTSE 100 consumer goods company handed formal spots to some of its most trusted advisers as well as 12 others out of the 25 firms pitching for roles. […]

Former SEC litigator Jonathan Haray joins DLA Piper in Washington DC

DLA Piper has announced that Jonathan Haray has joined the firm’s litigation practice as a partner in the Washington DC office. Previously, Haray served as assistant chief litigation counsel for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and deputy chief of the fraud and public corruption section at the US Attorney’s Office in Washington DC.  He is […]

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel. The hard-fought tender process ended last month with 16 out of 25 competing firms winning roles on four separate panels. The review was led by operations legal director Saswata Mukherjee and will be repeated in 2016 (27 March 2014). […]

The Lawyer Eats

Fischer’s, Marylebone

Nicky Richmond is taken back to her childhood at Fischer’s in Marylebone. I am in a quandary over the Austrian theme. Austria, for all its culture is not a place where I feel entirely at home – birthplace of Hitler, rise of modern anti-Semitism and all that – and it put me in mind of […]

Ogier Legal recruits Ebanks and Carey as article clerks

Ogier in Cayman has announced the appointment of two new articled clerks, Paul Ebanks and John Carey, for an 18-month term. Ebanks completed his Bachelor of Laws degree from Nottingham Law School in 2012 and most recently completed his legal practice course at BPP Law School, Manchester, in 2014. He also holds a Masters in […]

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