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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.



Redundancy consultation knocks Addleshaws’ Manchester employment team

Addleshaw Goddard has entered into redundancy talks with two associates in its Manchester-based employment team. A source said that the wider group, which comprises 40 lawyers and eight partners, are not likely to be impacted by the move. The consultation process ends on Thursday (13 February 2014). A spokesperson for the firm said: “We are […]

Boom town

Kazakhstan keeps attracting international interest, so it’s inevitable that a host of law firms have opened up in the Central Asia powerhouse. In the last few months, Reed Smith, White & Case, Dentons and Kinstellar have all invested there. Reed Smith launches in Kazakhstan with former Dewey duo White & Case opens office in Kazakhstan […]

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Bakers, Dentons swoop on Heenan Blaikie teams after DLA talks fail

Baker & McKenzie and Dentons have between them taken on 36 lawyers from collapsed Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie, days after DLA Piper pulled out of a deal to acquire a 70-strong team. Speculation that Dentons was taking on the teams that DLA Piper was previously in discussions with (7 February 2014) escalated on Monday, when […]

DLA Piper advises Laureate Education on purchase of THINK: Education Group

DLA Piper has advised Laureate Education on its recent acquisition of SEEK’s remaining 80 per cent interest in THINK: Education Group and its subsidiaries for AUD112m (£61m). Laureate Education is an international network of institutions of higher education with more than 75 accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programmes to nearly […]

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