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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 […]


Watson Burton nabs client to boost construction team

Newcastle-based Watson Burton has hired the operations director of the National Federation of Builders, the construction industry trade federation. Nigel Stubbings joins as a construction services director, the equivalent of partner at the LLP firm. He joined the Building Employers Confederation (BEC) in 1992 as assistant director for the London, Southern and Eastern service centre, […]

Private equity houses predict restructuring boom

Boom times are “in the rear-view mirror” and firms’ corporate teams need to refocus as restructuring outfits, according to Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. In an annual survey into European distressed debt that canvassed 100 hedge funds, private equity houses and restructured corporates, the general consensus was that the next wave of restructurings will hit by […]


Clausen Miller has hired senior solicitor Celso de Azevedo for its London office. De Azevedo, who specialises in South American reinsurance and marine practice, joins from Eversheds. Carlisle-based Burnetts Solicitors has promoted employment specialist Natalie Ruane and family law specialist Amy Fallows to its partnership. David McGill has also been promoted to associate. Mintz Levin […]

Milberg Weiss suffers as team quits

Class action specialists Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman has lost another two partners, the heads of its competition team, to New York class action boutique Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross. Antitrust partners Douglas Richards and Michael Buchman will join the 10-partner boutique in March from Milberg Weiss, the most recent of a string of […]

Orrick partner quits for Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker’s has bagged an Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe partner for its Tokyo office. Etsuo Doi has joined Paul Hastings from Orrick, where he was a partner in its Tokyo office. Doi has experience in global intellectual property disputes and transactions and covers a broad range of practice areas including M&A and […]

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