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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.


Jonathan Watmough

RPC bags BLG insurance hire ahead of Clydes merger

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has bolstered its insurance practice with the hire of Victoria Sheratt as partner. Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has bolstered its insurance practice with the hire of Victoria Sheratt as partner. Sheratt, who joins from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, specialises in property insurance and has particular expertise in cases involving business interruption […]

Jones Day boosts Paris with Norton Rose team

Jones Day has strengthened its Paris offering with the hire of Norton Rose’s French corporate finance head, Hervé Castelnau. Castelnau joins the US firm with three other lawyers. The team has a particular focus on TMT, agriculture, luxury goods and the motor industry in both Europe and Africa. Silvain Fock-Yee and Thibaut Kazemi both join […]


Crowd funding: pushing the FMSA boundaries?

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced recently what we have known for a while: “There is a serious problem with lending to good, small companies”.  It is a catch 22: the Government sees entrepreneurship as essential to longer-term economic recovery, but the funding is not available to facilitate this. So what can companies do if they […]

Paul Maher

Cadwalader’s Block quits for Greenberg

One of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s best-known partners Dennis Block is leaving the firm to join Greenberg Traurig. New York-based Block is joining Greenberg in the newly created position of senior chairman of global M&A. Block’s, whose book of business is said to have once topped $50m, counts Pfizer, Pepsi and GE among his clients. […]

Egorov growth continues with litigation bolt-on

Russian heavyweight Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is bulking up its contentious practice by bolting on local 17-lawyer litigation boutique Principium. Sergey Kovalev, managing partner at Principium, will join Egorov’s Moscow office as a partner. His team of lawyers and three personal assistants will accompany him. This will bring lawyer headcount in Egorov’s dispute resolution […]

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