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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)).


Brett Farrell

Picking a law firm

On day three as general counsel I knew that we had outgrown the incumbent firm and that I would have to find and appoint new external counsel. We needed external counsel who could advise on advertising law, financial services regulation, ecommerce, corporation law, data protection and litigation.  I wasn’t optimistic that we would find the […]

Doru Bostina

Fighting back

As the EU’s second poorest member, Romania has been hit hard by the downturn. Can the agriculture and energy sectors save the day? Like much of Europe, Romania’s residents have had enough of tough ­austerity measures. Public anger led to a no-confidence vote in Romania’s centre-right government just two months after it took office in […]

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 […]

The return of big bank litigation?

No sooner do we glimpse the light at the end of the Leveson tunnel than another express train of public opinion comes rushing up on the rails to blot it out. Lord Justin Leveson and 39 Essex Street’s  Robert Jay QC are due to wrap up the phone-hacking hearing later this month. The continuing fallout […]


Clyde & Co raids Linklaters ally Allens for Australia launch

Linkaters’ Australian alliance firm Allens has been hit by a team defection to Clyde & Co which is set to launch in the region in October. Clydes is set to open two offices targeting contentious insurance and reinsurance work spiralling out of Australia with bases in Sydney and Perth. The firm has poached a team […]

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