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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.


DLA Piper named Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law in JUVE manual

DLA Piper has been named Law Firm of the Year in Germany for Insurance Law in the JUVE manual Law Firms 2013/2014. Held annually, German publishing house JUVE honours law firms that have been particularly successful and involved in notable transactions in the market with an award. JUVE commended DLA Piper’s global network of lawyers […]

Government proposals for reform of TUPE

The UK government has published a response to the consultation on reform of the TUPE Regulations that it carried out earlier this year. Having taken account of the 178 consultation responses, the reforms that the government is now proposing are considerably less radical than those that it was originally considering. In particular, there has been […]

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Debevoise and Linklaters win roles on Russian metal group’s $1bn Eurobond offering

Debevoise & Plimpton, Linklaters and Irish firm Arthur Cox have won roles in the placement of a $1bn (£621.6m) seven-year Eurobond with an annual coupon rate of 5.55 per cent by Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel. The deal, which closed yesterday (28 October), is the first debt instrument issued by the company under Rule 144A/Reg […]


Press Association turns to The Economist Group for new GC

PA Group, the parent company of the UK Press Association, has named The Economist’s senior legal counsel Stephen Godsell as group general counsel.  Godsell joined The Economist from Clifford Chance in 2007 and will manage all of PA Group’s legal and company secretarial matters in his new role. It is understood that he is replacing […]


Merchants Tavern and Berners Tavern

This week Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond finds taste is a little lacklustre at the Berners Tavern but the Merchants Tavern is full of flavour. Apparently, a tavern is somewhere that serves wine and an inn is somewhere that serves beer and ale. According to Wikipedia, in the UK, the word “tavern” is no longer […]

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