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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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DLA Piper has continued to bulk up its restructuring practice, this time with a hire from Addleshaw Goddard. The firm has hired James Davison, who will join during the summer from Addleshaws. He has been a partner at the UK firm since 2017, when he was part of the firm’s promotions round. He was the […]

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Eversheds introduces flexi-working scheme alongside extra holiday for carers

Eversheds Sutherland has taken several further measures to combat the impact of coronavirus, as the firm has decided to make significant reductions in discretionary spend and is deferring a review of remuneration and bonus payments until October 2020. The firm has also introduced an enhanced holiday scheme, which gives an additional day of holiday for […]

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Less office space, more tech: Eversheds sets out post-pandemic vision

Eversheds Sutherland is setting out a long-term comeback strategy that will see the firm direct investments previously devoted to real estate into technology, with new internal groups mapping out the process. The firm has set up an international core group that is laying out practical steps to reopen its offices in the UK and Europe. […]

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Shell ditches global panel for 65-strong adviser army

Shell has overhauled its legal panel following a review, trimming a series of local rosters in favour of a gargantuan centralised structure containing about 65 firms. The energy giant has ditched its single global legal panel and the plethora of local ones that it had used over the past few years. Following the review exercise, […]

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