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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)).



Prep schooled

Law firms of all sizes will have to prepare their lawyers to meet the challenge of new business structures, says Paul Hutchinson As alternative business ­structures (ABSs) loom on the horizon, many lawyers have been speculating on what effect this development will have on their daily business and how they should prepare. The basic principle of ABSs […]

James Holder

Ex Charles Russell chief joins Global BPO as chairman

Legal process outsourcer Global BPO has hired former Charles Russell managing partner James Holder as chairman of the company. Holder stepped down as Charles Russell’s managing partner in May this year and is set to continue as a member of the firm, but not as a partner. The firm said in a statement: “James’ continuing […]


DLA Piper hires Shearman lawyer to head Liverpool banking team

DLA Piper has hired a senior associate from Shearman & Sterling’s London office to head its Liverpool banking and finance team. John Delamere, who is originally from Liverpool, has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the city to be part of the North West finance and projects group, which is led by Liam Cowell. […]

Brabners and MAB win spots on Clydesdale and Yorkshire panels

Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank have rolled out a reviewed set of regional legal panels following a revamp of their national rosters earlier this year. The banks, which are part of the same company but operate under different names, are understood to have set out to cut the number of firms on the rosters, although […]

Virgin Media GC: Piece work

Virgin Media’s quest to install a top-class transatlantic advisory panel is putting general counsel Scott Dresser’s problem solving credentials to the test. By Joshua Freedman Name: Scott DresserCompany: Virgin MediaIndustry: Media and telecommunicationsPosition: General counselTurnover: £3.8bn (2010)Employees: 12,400Legal capability: 30External law firms: Ashurst, Fried Frank, Milbank, Simmons & Simmons, Wiggin It’s quite an interesting ­puzzle […]

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