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Are you ready for the immigration shake-up?

With COVID-19 continuing to dominate the headlines, it is perhaps easy to forget that the UK’s Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020. This will bring about the biggest change to UK immigration laws in recent memory and will have a direct impact on how employers recruit overseas staff. EU Settlement […]

Client Advisory: US Government Ramps Up Actions to Combat Forced Labor

The US executive and legislative branches are ratcheting up pressure on companies to address forced labor in their supply chains. The US Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has in recent months announced a series of Withhold Release Orders (WROs) and a Finding following investigations into forced labor. Additionally, the US […]

The Cayman Islands administrative fines regime & investment funds

CIMA now has the ability to issue administrative fines for breaches committed by entities or individuals of prescribed provisions of laws, regulations and rules regulated by CIMA. On 26 June 2020, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s (“CIMA”) powers to impose administrative fines were extended by the enactment of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, […]

How to Apply for a Judicial Review and how to Appeal a Decision

A Judicial Review is the vehicle by which the decisions of public authorities of all descriptions (including the government) can be challenged to establish their legality and whether the principles of public law have been complied with. The current on-going crisis that has arisen due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a raft of […]

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Hanson Waste

When David Brock left Herbert Smith for Cambridge-based Mills & Reeve a year ago, Herbert Smith agreed that this was one of the clients and cases Brock should take with him. The Allington plant will be one of the largest of its kind in the UK and is the only energy from waste permission granted […]

McGrigors appoints non-exec director

National law firm McGrigor Donald is one of the first UK law firms to strengthen its corporate structure with the appointment of a non-executive director. Richard Findlay, previously group chief executive at media company Scottish Radio Holdings, has a track record in business management. He led Scottish radio station Radio Forth through its integration into […]

Howreys LA appoints two new partners

Washington DC-based intellectual property (IP) firm Howrey Simon Arnold & White is taking on two insurance partners from Jones Day Reavis & Pogue as it repositions itself as a general service firm. Lester Brown and Thomas McMahon specialise in insurance recovery and commercial litigation and join the Los Angeles office of the firm. Their insurance […]

Government of Oman

Denton Wilde Sapte’s role in the privatisation of power and water in Oman is a clear sign of success for the firm’s Middle East strategy. The Muscat office houses local lawyers as well as English and US qualifieds. The consortium of international advisers, also comprising ABN Amro Bank and engineers Mott MacDonald, was appointed by […]

CSFB launches Italian legal desk

Baker & McKenzie is losing one of its finance partners to client Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) as the bank sets up an Italian legal desk. Baker & McKenzie finance partner Raffaele Rizzi, who specialises in banking deals for the firm’s Italian clients, will be head of Italian legal affairs at CSFB in London. He […]

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