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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 […]


SJ Berwin celebrated private equity trio defects to Kirkland

SJ Berwin celebrated private equity trio defects to Kirkland” />SJ Berwin faces losing a grip on its pre-eminent private equity clients following the defection of a trio of its star fund formation partners to Kirkland & Ellis. As exclusively revealed on (10 January), market leaders Justin Dolling, Mark Mifsud and Richard Watkins are defecting […]

Gibson Dunn appoints Goldman Sachs GC

Goldman Sachs associate general counsel Susan Grafton has quit the investment bank to join the Washington DC office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Grafton, a former Securities and Exchange Commission market regulation official, will join Gibson Dunn as of counsel. Her regulatory practice focuses on regulation and compliance issues for the securities industry. Grafton had […]

Linklaters loses five lawyers as Romanian boutique trend continues

Linklaters‘ Romania office has lost five lawyers who quit to launch their own independent boutique in the country’s capital Bucharest. The defection, led by Romania managing associate Adrian Bulboaca, could create an opening for a number of international firms looking to break into the market. Bulboaca, who was Linklaters’ head banking and finance lawyer in […]

Jetco travels to India for liberalisation talks

The UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee (Jetco) legal team is travelling to India this week (15-20 January) in a bid to progress talks about the liberalisation of the Indian legal services market. As first reported by The Lawyer (8 January), the UK Jetco team consists of the Law Society of England and Wales, Allen […]

Fulbright raids Jenkens for entire tax team

Houston-headquartered Fulbright & Jaworski has taken the entire tax team from Jenkens & Gilchrist’s Houston office, which includes Jenkens’ Houston managing partner Andrius Kontrimas. Kontrimas led the exodus that included partners Patrick O’Daniel and Lisa Rossmiller and associate Donna Adams Harris. Kontrimas and O’Daniel will be partners at Fulbright while Rossmiller will be a senior […]

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