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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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Fidal bumped to third in European 100 as Garrigues retakes top spot

The mass defection of nearly 150 lawyers from Fidal to KPMG last year resulted in the French giant losing its position as Europe’s largest independent law firm, data gathered for The Lawyer European 100 2020 reveals. Fidal saw an 11.7 per cent fall in revenue in 2019, from €367m to €324m (£284.4m), as a result […]

Deloitte Legal lures Luminance CEO in bid for NewLaw talent

Deloitte Legal has hired Luminance chief executive officer Emily Foges to lead its managed services business. Foges will take on the leadership function in June, concluding a four-year stint as CEO of the artificial intelligence company. As part of her role, she will concoct a string of new services that will combine managed services capabilities […]

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Travers makes up five home-grown lawyers to partnership

Five lawyers have been promoted to partner at Travers Smith across a range of practice areas, including corporate, employment and disputes. All trained with the firm, with Tom Coulter joining the firm’s corporate practice and Joseph Wren now a partner in its derivatives team. Alex Fisher is a member of Travers’ employment group. There are […]

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