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Maranello Rosso Limited v Lohomij BV and others

On 6 September 2021, the High Court struck out a £70 million conspiracy claim relating to the purchase and sale of a world-renowned collection of classic Ferraris.

BVI Economic Substance – ITA commences audit process

Following the introduction of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 and the passing of the deadline for the first filings thereunder to be made by BVI entities, the BVI International Tax Authority (ITA) has now begun making targeted audit requests to verify the “relevant activities” carried out by BVI entities which have made their mandated economic substance filings.

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The general counsel of Deutsche Bank has decided to step down from his role, six years after leaving the magic circle for a job in-house. Florian Drinhausen will leave the company at the end of May “by mutual agreement”. The former Linklaters partner has been Deutsche Bank’s head of legal since 2018, while he was […]

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Bakers’ management failed to report Senior investigation, SDT hears

Baker McKenzie’s management committee “did not think” about reporting Gary Senior to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), it emerged in a tribunal hearing today. The SRA continued to question the firm’s former HR manager this morning, asking Martin Blackburn why the firm took almost a year to report its investigation into Bakers former London managing […]

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DWF boosts restructuring practice with team hire

DWF has boosted its London corporate and finance practices with a team hire targeting three different firms, as it gears up to handle restructuring mandates stemming out of the Covid-19 fallout. The firm has hired EY financial services partner James Gee, who will work alongside the firm’s corporate, banking and real estate practices to assist […]

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Mishcon and Harbour team up again in Hiscox dispute

Harbour Litigation Funding has agreed to fund Mishcon de Reya’s claim against insurer Hiscox. The firm was in talks with a funder last week and it has now been confirmed that Harbour will provide the initial funding for the claim. The claim is brought by Hiscox Action Group, which is a collective group of businesses […]

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