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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.



The speed read: Greenberg beefs up; and a law school mystery

Under-the-radar Greenberg makes promises in litigation Mishcon de Reya isn’t used to losing partners from its beloved disputes group, but this week The Lawyer revealed two would be making the move – and to a US firm no less. Banking disputes head Masoud Zabeti and fellow litigator Mohammed Khamisa QC are joining Greenberg Traurig, a […]

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The debt debate: why firms are borrowing less

How much debt does your firm have? None? Does that give you a rosy glow of self-satisfaction or is there the quietest of nagging voices rattling around inside your head insisting, “you’re missing a trick”? For law firms, more than any other professional services business, the use of borrowed money is a long-running debate. Lawyers […]


Freshfields client defends choice to instruct firm amid cum-ex scandal

German listed Infineon has defended its choice to instruct Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, after one of its shareholders challenged the decision’s ethical standards due to the magic circle firm’s involvement in the cum-ex scandal. The shareholder, named Jakob Ziemes of J. Ziemes Mineralölhandel GmbH, raised the concerns to Infineon Technologies AG’s upcoming general meeting in a […]

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