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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.



Simmons & Simmons re-elects Jeremy Hoyland as managing partner

Simmons & Simmons has re-elected managing partner Jeremy Hoyland for a second four-year term that will commence on 1 May 2015. The vote took place last week at a partner conference in Madrid. Hoyland joined Simmons in 1989 as a trainee and qualified into the London banking and capital markets department in 1991. He became […]

Charlotte Taggart

RPC’s Charlotte Taggart joins Cabot Credit Management as GC

Consumer debt company Cabot Credit Management has appointed RPC commercial insurance partner Charlotte Taggart as its general counsel. Taggart will report directly into Cabot Credit Management chief executive officer Ken Stannard, who took up his role in February this year. She started work at Cabot at the start of the month. She will also be […]


Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields and Gibson Dunn cross fingers as HP kicks off panel tender

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher are among firms gearing up for Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) global panel review which began last month.  The technology giant has launched a tender for its global roster, last reviewed in 2011, when Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Cravath Swaine & Moore were also appointed […]


Addleshaws distances itself from Ablyazov litigation

Addleshaw Goddard has distanced itself from the long-running litigation between Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank and its former chair Mukhtar Ablyazov, saying it came off the record in October.  The firm’s decision to step away from the case coincides with a hiatus in proceedings while it is established who will fund the disclosure exercise ordered in […]

Walker Morris’s banking litigation team receives Law Firm of the Year accolade

The banking litigation team at Walker Morris has been named Law Firm of the Year by Mortgage Finance Gazette in recognition of its investment in its specialist legal expertise. The award reflect the team’s expertise in complex recovery cases, mortgage fraud and professional negligence and the fact that the team serves a nationwide client base covering […]

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