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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 […]


Robert Lewis

China Watch: A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside

“Cloud computing” is a hot topic here in China now, as it is everywhere.  It sounds very sexy but in reality cloud computing in China is just another form of e-commerce where foreign parties have to try to fit the proverbial square peg of the practical e-commerce business model in the round hole of China’s […]

Norton Rose relocates Montreal partner to Hong Kong

Norton Rose has relocated Montreal-based partner Andrew Bleau to fortify its Hong Kong capital markets and M&A practice four months after its merger with Canadian firm Ogilvy Renault. Bleau, a US- and Canadian-qualified lawyer, has been a partner with the Montreal-based Ogilvy Renault for eight years. The firm was rebranded as Norton Rose OR when […]


Nauta Dutilh launches IP practice with hire of P&T Luxembourg in-houser

Benelux firm Nauta Dutilh has kickstarted an IP and technology practice with the hire of in-houser Vincent Wellens. Wellens and a team of lawyers join Nauta Dutilh from communications company P&T Luxembourg, where he was the EU regulatory and competition counsel. Nauta Dutilh has been present in Luxembourg for eight years, but managing partner Josée […]

A&O aids Capstone on Bristol Water buy

Allen & Overy (A&O) has helped Canada-listed company Capstone Infrastructure Corporation acquire a majority stake in Bristol Water. Capstone bought a 70 per cent interest in Bristol Water from a subsidiary of Suez Environment called Agbar (Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona) for around C$215m (£133.5m). The deal is Capstone’s first in the UK and was […]

Robert Byk

Herbies, Norton Rose and Slaughters lead on G4S’s £5.2bn ISS acquisition

Herbert Smith, Norton Rose, Slaughter & May and Danish firm Bruun & Hjejle have won roles advising on G4S’ £5.2bn acquisition of cleaning and security group ISS from private equity houses EQT and GS Capital Partners. Slaughters advised ISS on the deal, fielding a team led by corporate partner Jeff Twentyman. Slaughters banking partners Robert […]

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