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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.


Nick Kershaw

Kershaw, Nick

Nick Kershaw is the global managing partner of Ogier. Nick specialises in investment funds, real estate investment and corporate work. He was formerly ranked by Legal 500 as the number one investment funds lawyer in Jersey and by Chambers as one of the top two corporate/commercial lawyers in Jersey. He is a past chairman of […]


Field Fisher Waterhouse posts decreased turnover and PEP

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has seen a fall in 2012/13 financial figures, with turnover dropping 2.5 per cent to £95m and PEP down 2 per cent to £402,000. The figures compare with turnover of £97.5m and PEP of £410,000 in 2011/12 (5 July 2012), when turnover was up 4 per cent but profits down 20 […]

Job Watch: Commercial property

Real estate was one of the first areas of law to be hit by the economic downturn. In fact, even before the collapse of Lehman, the rot had begun to seep in. Now, having sat back and watched other areas of the economy recover, commercial property lawyers are finally finding they have something to celebrate.  […]

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Luxembourg’s Arendt shuts down Brussels base

Luxembourg firm Arendt & Medernach is preparing to close down its Brussels office, relocating resident partner Marc Sunnen back to its headquarters. Chairman Guy Harles told The Lawyer the firm felt it was able to provide advice relating to Brussels from Luxembourg, and that it wanted to focus more on its foreign offices outside Western […]

SJ Berwin in talks to outsource 20-person document production unit

SJ Berwin is in the early stages of talks to outsource its document production unit amid a surge by City firms to seek out more efficient ways of operating. The group currently houses roughly 20 individuals employed by SJ Berwin, with the firm recently engaging in discussions with them to inform them of the potential […]

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