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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.



Star legal writers: IT and privacy

How a Snapchat conversation between father and daughter became legal tabloid fodder, the Google breach of privacy case, and judgments that highlight what is fair disciplinary action after inappropriate social media activity– some of the topics covered by our briefings writers

Law rocks

Carnage as Addleshaws and Coffin Mew tie at Law Rocks

Unprecedented scenes of rock ‘n’ roll anarchy dominated last night’s Law Rocks, as for the first time two bands tied for first place. Addleshaw Goddard’s AG/DC and Clover from Southampton’s Coffin Mew both took the top spot as the first-ever joint winners of the legal market battle of the bands charity fundraiser. The partisan audience […]


NetOTC GC: This is what being a GC is really about

Risk compliance NetOTC general counsel Joanne Theodoulou talks about what companies want to see in in-house CVs, and how in-house lawyers can hold their own with management. Theodoulou, who is one of the speakers at The Lawyer’s upcoming In-house Counsel as Business Partner conference, said that in-house lawyers have to adapt outside of their legal […]

Beginning of a beautiful friendship

Morocco used to be a French legal fiefdom, but has now attracted the attention of the Anglo-Saxon giants, who see it as a gateway to Africa. Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Norton Rose Fulbright led the way in 2011-12, but with Dentons and now DLA Piper launching in Casablanca, Morocco still looks very hot […]

Nuclear power station

Ashurst and HSF advise on landmark £18bn Hinkley Point C deal

Ashurst and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have advised on the successful £18bn agreement to build the UK’s first nuclear power station in 20 years. The agreement was reached between EDF and the China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) during a visit to the UK from Chinese President Xi Jinping. EDF said that the total cost […]

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