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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.

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After months of talks, there seems to have been a small positive development in the merger talks between Bingham McCutchen and Morgan Lewis & Bockius – the former’s partners are understood to have voted in favour of the tie-up. However no official word has yet come out of either firm, despite a week having passed […]

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Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting Kazakhstan is one of the fastest growing countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), with a 6 per cent GDP growth in 2013. In the past year it has also been the target of interest by foreign law firms, with launches by […]

Schoenherr advises América Móvil group on Telekom Austria capital increase

Schoenherr is advising the América Móvil group in its participation in the up to €1bn (£787m) capital increase announced by Telekom Austria. Telekom Austria is a provider of telecommunications services in Latin America. The transaction was announced on 7 November 2014 and is expected to close on 27 November 2014. América Móvil intends to subscribe […]

Walker Morris announces winners of Children’s Charity Calendar Competition

Walker Morris has announced the winners and runners-up of the landmark 20th-anniversary edition of its Children’s Charity Calendar Painting Competition. The winners and runners-up attended a presentation ceremony held at the Tetley, where Walker Morris is hosting a public exhibition of more than 250 paintings from across the 20 years of the competition. This year’s […]

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