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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


Jones Day City litigator Pearson seconded to NY

Jones Day has bulked up its cross-border litigation expertise in the USA, seconding a London litigator to the New York office. London partner Stephen Pearson will be resident in New York for two years to strengthen the firm’s transatlantic litigation team. Jones Day New York litigation partner, Jay Tambe, said: “We have an excellent litigation […]

Withy King swallows Oxford’s Marshall & Galpin

South West firm Withy King has merged with Oxford-based Marshall & Galpin. Withy King swallows Oxford’s Marshall & Galpin” />South West firm Withy King has merged with Oxford-based Marshall & Galpin. Withy King was ranked at number 141 in The Lawyer’s UK 200 Annual Report 2008 after posting turnover of £13.3m at the 2007-08 year […]

Location key to female career progression at Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance” />Female career progression varies dramatically across jurisdictions at Clifford Chance, the firm’s first corporate responsibility report reveals. The report, published officially on Monday (8 September), highlights that while as many as 25.5 per cent of Asian partners are female, just 6.3 per cent in central and eastern Europe are. Career opportunities for women […]

Islamic finance rainmaker’s departure threatens to leave Dechert high and dry

Islamic finance partner Abradat Kamalpour’s exit from Dechert (as reported on, 21 August) has led to the ­collapse of the firm’s core London Islamic finance practice, with two of Kamal­pour’s assistants moving to external posts in the Middle East and a trainee joining him at Ashurst. Associate Grant Collins is looking to go in-house […]

Lovells, BLG miss out on ACE panel places

ACE European Group, the European arm of one of the world’s largest insurers, has overlooked former favourite Lovells on its first formal legal panel. The company has instead selected Clyde & Co, the CMS network, Holman Fenwick Willan, Mayer Brown and Norton Rose as its European advisers. Lovells has a relationship with ACE going back […]

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