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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.


DLA Piper advises on sale of BM Bank in Ukraine to Smart Holding

DLA Piper has advised the Bank of Moscow Group with regard to sale of its subsidiary bank in Ukraine, BM Bank, to Smart Holding. Lawyers from both the Kyiv and Moscow offices provided full legal support to the transaction and prepared the framework agreement and other documents. The transaction will be closed after obtaining the regulatory […]


UK lawyers less wealthy than Bric counterparts

UK lawyers are lagging behind their counterparts in the developing world when pay is compared to average gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, according to new research. Senior lawyers from Brazil, Russia, India and China earn on average 23 times the average GDP per capita, compared to salaries of 5.4 times GDP per capita in […]

First charges by SFO under Bribery Act

By Ron Reid The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has brought proceedings against three individuals under the Bribery Act 2010. The first bribery charges brought by it, though not the first prosecutions commenced under the Act. There have been previous successful prosecutions by the police. The men are all connected to Sustainable AgroEnergy plc… If you […]


Careers: Meet the Transformers

The lure of the law can kick in at any stage of life. We speak to four individuals who have made a radical switch to a legal career

The safety net: best-practice guide — Australia

The safety net consists of the 10 National Employment Standards (NESs) and modern awards and sets the minimum terms and conditions of employment for all employees in the federal system. Set out in this briefing is a snapshot of particular elements of each NES entitlement. An employer must comply with the NES in relation to […]

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