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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)).


Jill King

Linklaters turns to Herbert Smith for new HR director

Linklaters has appointed a new global HR director after her predecessor Jill King stepped down from the role after several years at the firm. Previously global head of human resources at Herbert Smith, Chris Lynch’s new position will see her taking over the development of the firm’s people strategy, agreeing diversity action plans and supporting […]


Supreme Court president backs move away from traditional courtroom attire

The president of the Supreme Court Lord Phillips has said that counsel appearing before the court may by agreement ditch traditional courtroom dress. According to a spokesperson for the court, the Supreme Court Justices, who do not wear traditional robes themselves, believe that “the development would further underline the court’s commitment to providing an appropriate […]

Nigel Knowles

DLA Piper chief Knowles faces no challengers in reelection bid

DLA Piper joint chief executive Nigel Knowles looks set to stand unopposed for reelection. According to a spokesperson at the firm the period for partners to put themselves forward as candidates for the joint chief executive role lapses at the end of this month. At present, Knowles is the only candidate. Knowles’ three-year term as […]


Get used to it

There has been much grumbling since the Ministry of Justice unveiled plans to reform the civil litigation funding regime, but that has not stopped progress being made towards their implementation. Earlier this week Lord Justice Jackson, whose year-long inquiry into litigation costs formed the basis of the reforms, was once again busy explaining why the […]

Foreign investors in China using the VIE structure (part II )

n this installment of our continuing series on managing the risks inherent in the Variable Interest Entity (VIE) structure, which is a common work around structure used in a variety of industry sectors in China, we will look at how to fix a VIE deal that has gone pear shaped, including a discussion of some […]

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