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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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Revealed: The Lawyer European Awards shortlist 2018

The shortlist for The Lawyer European Awards 2018 has finally been revealed today (15 January). The ceremony takes place on Thursday 15 March at London’s Grange Tower Bridge, where the premier European firms will be awarded and recognised for their work. Last year, Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey was crowned European law firm of the year. […]

Ingrid York, partner, White & Case, derivatives head, Hot 100

Hot 100 Career Quiz: Ingrid York

Name: Ingrid York Position: Partner Firm: White & Case In Hot 100 for: Becoming head of White & Case’s derivatives and structured finance group, taking the lead on a novel, precedent-setting matters. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Reading template contracts and text books for days on end before I […]

Shakil Najib appointed Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge

No 5 Chambers is pleased to announce that Shakil Najib has been appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) sitting in the Rolls Building. Shakil will continue his practice at No5 whilst carrying out his judicial duties.

Shoosmiths advises software company on $20m Silicon Valley fundraising

The corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised Matillion, a fast-growing provider of disruptive cloud-based integration software, in a Series B fundraise of $20m. The company, based in Altrincham, south Manchester and New York City, has brought on board two major Silicon Valley institutional investors, Sapphire Venture and Scale Venture Partners, to further […]

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