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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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Wragge & Co completes reverse takeover of cloud service provider Nasstar

Wragge & Co’s public companies team has completed the reverse takeover of AIM-quoted cloud service provider Nasstar. A team led by partner Julian Henwood advised the majority shareholders of Denara Holdings on its acquisition by Nasstar for an aggregate consideration of £13m. This comprised £9m in cash and £4m in new Nasstar shares. In order to […]

Health Alert — 13 January 2014

DLA Piper has released the 13 January 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Allen & Overy advises Link Market Services on acquisition of Registrar Services

Allen & Overy has advised Link Market Services in connection with the (not yet completed) acquisition of Registrar Services, based in Eschborn near Frankfurt, from Deutsche Bank. Registrar Services is part of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division. It specialises in share registry services in Germany and has long-standing relationships with large-cap companies including Deutsche […]

DLA Piper at top of mergermarket’s global M&A legal adviser tables for fourth year

For the fourth consecutive year, DLA Piper has retained its number-one ranking globally for overall deal volume in 2013, according to mergermarket’s league tables for legal advisers. In addition, DLA Piper retained its number-one ranking in the UK and its fourth position ranking in the Americas, while the firm rose up the ranks to first […]

Cat Griffiths index

Brightest and best face up to change

On the first day of the Hot 100 photo shoot I hosted a roundtable discussion with Thomson Reuters at Blackstone Chambers. The theme was transformation and the participants were a stellar set of lawyers in management, fresh from their close-ups in the morning.  Given the calibre of those present the discussion was – not surprisingly – […]

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