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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 […]


Lone Star state of mind

If the capital markets of London and New York first powered the rise of global law firms, then the energy and natural resources market will drive the next stage of their development. As The Lawyer has documented over the past year, this has made Calgary and Perth unlikely new stops on managing partners’ itineraries, and […]

Thought, provoked

As George Osborne dazzles the nation with his devilishly cunning plans for how to prompt economic growth, cut costs, tackle inflation and improve healthcare provisions for captive polar bears all at the same time, it would be unsurprising if he hadn’t sought a bit of counsel. And the young whippersnapper of a Chancellor could do […]


Mayer Brown rebuilds asset finance with Orrick hire

Mayer Brown has boosted its City asset finance offering with the hire of former Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Europe managing partner Stuart McAlpine McAlpine focuses on cross-border asset and project finance transactions, particularly in the shipping, offshore and energy sectors. The news comes after the departures of finance partners Lee Cullinane and Jacqueline Evans, who […]

Hugh Naylor

Trinity appoints SNR Denton partner as private equity head

Niche corporate firm Trinity International has expanded its team by appointing SNR Denton partner Hugh Naylor as head of private equity. Naylor will lead the growth and development of Trinity’s existing corporate practice with a particular focus on Africa and other emerging markets. Trinity is a specialist project finance and corporate law practice, focusing on […]

Relocation: Informa

John Burton Informa, the FTSE250 publishing group behind Lloyd’s List and Datamonitor, relocated to Switzerland in 2009. But informal discussions had been ongoing since 2006, says ­company secretary and general ­counsel John Burton. “I work quite closely with our group tax director [Bas ter Balkt],” says Burton. “He joined us through an acquisition and that […]

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