The top 10 hires of 2017 (and how much firms paid for them)

Five firms have spent up to an estimated $30m to secure key lateral hires in what has been a bumper year for partner recruitment in London. Here The Lawyer gathers the most high profile recruitment coups inside and outside of the City in 2017.


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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.


Your client wasn’t always your client

You’ve met a potential client who you feel you would be able to help considerably and work with very well and you’ve arranged a coffee to have a chat. It’s all very informal and light touch at this stage, but you make sure that everything is just as it should be. A smart café (remembering […]

Kennedys to launch sixth LatAm office with Argentina opening

Kennedys is planning to open its sixth Latin American office and its first in Argentina through through one of its associated firms. The three-lawyer office of Alberto Bunge & Associates (ABA) will become part of Kennedys from 1 January 2018, becoming the sixth office in seven years for the firm in the region.

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