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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)).

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US firm Heller Ehrman is understood to be in talks with Mayer Brown, just two weeks after the collapse of Heller’s talks with Baker & McKenzie. London-based global vice chairman Paul Maher refused to confirm or deny the tie-up, adding: “We don’t comment on rumours or speculation.” San Francisco, California-headquartered Heller has been at the […]

UK awash with brides-to-be?

The future of the legal market, domestic and international, has been very much front of mind at The Lawyer this summer. In May we launched The Transatlantic Elite – a new spin on the race for global dominance that included our guide to the current – and future – superpowers. Now, after one of the […]

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