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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)).


Nick De Marco

Picking winners – and losers

If Olympic selection committees want to avoid appeals, their various policies need to be brought together The British Olympic Association (BOA) has promised that it will be sending “our greatest team” to the London 2012 Games. Around 550 athletes will be selected for Team GB and competition for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete at a […]

Silk road

One Essex Court and 39 Essex Street target Singapore There was much scoffing at the bar when The Lawyer revealed that six silks from 4 Pump Court were to join a new venture in Hong Kong aimed at attracting arbitration instructions. Yet just weeks later One Essex Court and 39 Essex Street have announced their […]


Bakers boosts banking with Freshfields hire

Baker & McKenzie’s London office has made its third hire from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in the last 12 months, naming senior associate Sebastien Marcelin-Rice as partner in the firm’s banking and finance group. The hire comes days after the Chicago-based firm announced that three former Kirkland & Ellis partners will be joining its domestic private […]


Marks & Clerk seals victory for Czech brewer in long-running ‘Bud Wars’ dispute

Trademark lawyers at Marks & Clerk have succeeded in the latest round of the so-called Bud Wars litigation by fending off attempts by a US brewery to ban Czech rival Budějovický Budvar from using the Budweiser name. Partners Mark Blair and Kirsten Gilberthave acted for Budvar in the long-running case, with James Mellor QC of […]

New ESMA guidance signals more flexible approach on global depositary receipts

On 20 June 2012, the European Securities Markets Authority published new guidance on the use of ‘up to amount’ listings of global depositary receipts (GDRs) which provides much needed clarity to issuers and participants in the European GDR markets. The ESMA guidance states that, if an issuer issues new shares after the date of its […]

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