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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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A&O places litigation at heart of global strategy

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Reed Smith has bolstered its French arm with the hire of a three-lawyer shipping team from local Paris firm Bouloy Grellet & Godin. The firm has hired name partner Luc Grellet and two associates to work on matters including insurance disputes and marine casualties. His practice already shares clients with Reed Smith’s shipping department, such […]

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3-4 South Square QC sets up shop in Singapore

Stuart Isaacs QC of ­commercial set 3-4 South Square has become the first London barrister to register as a foreign lawyer in ­Singapore. Isaacs said he applied for foreign lawyer status after Singapore appeal judge ­Justice VK Rajah, who oversees the development of the legal profession in Singapore, highlighted that the application process is not […]

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