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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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SH partner comments on decision in Chhabra v West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Paul Reeves, an employment partner at Stephenson Harwood (SH), has commented on whether an employee can stop an ongoing disciplinary process and make the employer start again. In a recent Supreme Court decision — Chhabra v West London Mental Health NHS Trust — it was held that employees have an implied contractual right to a […]

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Employment tribunal rejects ABN Amro lawyer’s racial discrimination claims

The Central London Employment Tribunal has upheld a former ABN Amro lawyer’s unfair dismissal claim against the bank but thrown out her 41 allegations of racial discrimination. Angela Cobbina, formerly a senior lawyer at the UK branch of the Dutch bank, blamed her employer for her miscarriage last year and said she was hounded out […]

Conyers advises Foster Wheeler on $109m acquisition of MDM Engineering Group

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Foster Wheeler, an engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier, on its agreement to acquire MDM Engineering Group. Based in South Africa and incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), MDM Engineering is a minerals process and project management company focused on the mining industry. The company provides a […]

Young lawyers are driving law firm reform, says Eversheds report

A report from Eversheds, 21st Century Law Firm: Inheriting a New World, surveyed 1,800 young lawyers aged between 23 and 40 around the world to take a snapshot of the sector’s future leaders. The aim was to find out what they want from their future careers and their employers and how they see the profession 10 […]

Real-estate and construction law

We accompany clients throughout the life of a real-estate project, helping them set up adequate SPV structures, obtain requisite permits, structure financing, conduct legal due diligence of properties and draft relevant transaction documentation. We have also developed significant experience in construction disputes, including those that are FIDIC related. Our expertise covers commercial and residential developments, […]

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