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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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Irwin Mitchell enters redundancy consultations as 110 roles face axe

Up to 110 jobs are at risk of redundancy at Irwin Mitchell after the firm indicated it was responding to the long-term change in working patterns triggered by Covid-19. The national outfit today announced the next phase of its response to the pandemic, claiming that redundancy consultations are a direct result of an increased shift […]

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Clydes reveals first financials under new leadership team

Clyde & Co’s profits fell by 5 per cent over the 2019/20 financial year, due to a slew of investments made during the past 12 months. Profits dipped from £151m to £143m, while a 4 per cent decline in PEP saw the figures fall from £690,000 to £665,000. By contrast, Clyde & Co’s revenue went […]

Clifford Chance regains place on FCA’s £8.6m panel

Clifford Chance, Ashurst, DLA Piper and Dentons are among the firms that have secured a place on The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s latest £8.6m legal panel. The new, expanded panel is made up of 15 firms, with new appointments including Clyde & Co, Pinsent Masons and Mills & Reeve. Whereas previously the FCA had separate […]

City broker Oneglobal appoints new GC

London broker Oneglobal has appointed a new general counsel (GC) as part of a wider business shake-up. Christopher Galyer joins Oneglobal as GC after nearly ten years as group head of legal at insurance broker and risk consultant Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT). At JLT, he advised senior management on various regulatory, contentious and contractual issues […]

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