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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.


Gunning for Svenja

Arsenal FC’s manager Arsene Wenger may have disappointed the club’s fans by barely signing any new talent this season, but the Gunners’ management has brought in a new starlet hoping to score points off the pitch. Former MTV European Networks lawyer Svenja Geissmar has been appointed Arsenal FC’s first-ever general counsel (see story). In the […]


Henderson Chambers helps BVC student win better grades from Cardiff Uni

London set Henderson Chambers has won a High Court battle for a law student who refused to accept the low marks Cardiff University gave her for the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). Student Alice Clarke, who instructed Henderson barrister Patrick Green via the Bar Pro Bono Unit, took Cardiff University to the High Court to force […]


Postcard from… Kuwait

When I announced to family and friends that I would be leaving Michigan to take up a position in Kuwait, I received responses ranging from astonishment to extreme alarm.  Questions regarding the safety of Kuwait were probably the most prominent.  It seems much of my family and friends mistake Kuwait for Iraq. One relative in […]

Herbies strengthens Dubai disputes practice with London partner

Herbert Smith is bolstering its Middle East disputes practice by relocating London partner Stuart Paterson to Dubai. Paterson will work alongside disputes partner Craig Shepherd, who transferred to Dubai from London two years ago (27 April 2007). The firm’s disputes head Sonya Leydecker said: “Since setting up two years ago our disputes team in the […]

Angel face

Milbank is going all guns blazing to beef up in the City. Today’s news that the New York heavyweight has hired Ashurst’s head of restructuring Nick Angel is a statement of intent (see story). And what’s more, it follows a similarly bold swoop several months ago, that time for DLA Piper litigation partner Julian Stait […]

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