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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 advises E.ON Connecting Energies on acquisition of Matrix

DLA Piper has advised E.ON Connecting Energies (ECT) on its acquisition of Matrix, which provides energy management and energy efficiency services for commercial buildings. The transaction, which was exchanged on 6 September 2013 and was subject to Austrian merger clearance, completed on 4 October 2013. The agreement covers the purchase of 100 per cent of the […]

Offering healthcare solutions at consumers’ fingertips? What you should know about FDA regulation of mobile medical apps

By Mary B Langowski, Rebecca Jones McKnight, Kristen E Ratcliff and So-Eun Lee More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance on ‘mobile medical applications’, the agency recently issued its greatly anticipated final guidance. As the FDA considered comments from stakeholders during this prolonged review period, many in the […]

Danielle Beggs

Partner of the Month: Danielle Beggs

Firm: Dentons Position: Partner, energy and infrastructure Beggs led Dentons’ advice for French energy giant Total on its $1.6m acquisition of a 40 per cent interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in the UK’s Gainsborough Trough. She was assisted by senior energy associate John Stockdale and planning associate Roy Pinnock. What was your role […]


Wragge & Co names projects head Fennell as new managing partner

Wragge & Co’s projects head David Fennell as been elected as the firm’s new global managing partner, after the current chief Ian Metcalfe steps down next year. Corporate partner Metcalfe, who has held the global managing partner role since 2006, has decided to return to fee-earning rather than continuing into a third term. His current […]

New Bermuda funds legislation: creation of ‘registration only’ class of investment funds

Bermuda’s Investment Funds Act 2006, the legislation that provides the regulatory framework for the creation and operation of investment funds in Bermuda, has been amended pursuant to the provisions of the Investment Funds Amendment Act 2013. The amendment is designed to enhance Bermuda’s offering of investment fund products and is aimed at further attracting Bermuda’s […]

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