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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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In litigation, there is no magic circle

Our annual Top 20 cases feature this week unveils the biggest forthcoming cases of the year, the ones every advocate at the commercial bar wants to be involved in. This year, big beasts like Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are on the roster along with stalwarts such as Eversheds. But the firm making the most […]

Exclusive: KWM COO joins managing partner in walkout

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) chief operating officer (COO) for Europe and Middle East, Rachel Reid, has exited the firm to join Taylor Wessing. The news comes just days after the shock resignation of managing partner William Boss, who will step down a year early in May. It is understood Reid officially resigned in late […]


Keystone launches in the Isle of Man

Keystone Law is launching in the Isle of Man this week, the firm’s latest foray outside of mainland UK. The new firm, which effectively operates as a revenue-sharing franchising model, will advise domestic and international clients on a range of legal services including corporate and commercial, banking, finance, dispute resolution, trust, pensions, insurance and regulatory […]


Freshfields and Hengeler advise on ChemChina’s $1bn Germany acquisition

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hengeler Mueller have taken lead roles in the $1bn (€925m) acquisition of German industrial machinery maker KraussMaffei Group by a Chinese consortium led by state-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina). Freshfields’ team, led by Frankfurt corporate partner Heiner Braun, has advised ChemChina on this deal, which is believed to be the […]

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