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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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Indian firm FoxMandal Little has paid the salaries owed to Delhi fee-earners after cashflow difficulties led to a two-month delay. As reported on TheLawyer.com last month, the firm was unable to pay its Delhi lawyers because the firm’s lockup – the time it takes for clients to pay bills after lawyers start work on a […]

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SRA names members of revamped board

The new members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) board have been announced, two months after TheLawyer.com revealed that there was ill feeling between the SRA and the Law Society over the appointments process. Martin Coleman Thirteen members, including seven solicitors and six lay members, have won places effective as of January 2010. Two further […]

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Greenberg adds to hiring spree with W&C partners

Rapidly growing Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) has snared a brace of capital markets partners from White & Case. Paul Maher The US firm has hired Andrew Croxford and Andrew Caunt to bolster its capital markets capabilities in the City. Earlier this month The Lawyer reported that GTM had hired former White & Case London-based finance […]

Getting the ball rolling

The August lull is grinding on and, while the hallowed halls of the UK’s leading law firms are all but deserted, not everyone has taken a holiday. In fact, for a certain band of magic circle lawyers the last few weeks have been the busiest in a long time. As we report today, Allen & Overy […]

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