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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 […]


Ashurst scores lead role on William Hill refinancing

Ashurst scores lead role on William Hill refinancing” />Ashurst has secured a key instruction from William Hill over its plan to raise £1.2bn via a rights issue and debt facility with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Allen & Overy advising the banks. Ashurst corporate partner Anthony Clare advised the gambling group, while Skadden […]


Dundas & Wilson to cut 50 jobs

Dundas & Wilson to cut 50 jobs” />Edinburgh-headquartered firm Dundas & Wilson has announced a redundancy consultation with up to 50 people across its three offices at risk of losing their jobs. The firm, which has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, currently employs 669 people. London managing partner Donald Shaw said, “We’ve not taken […]


Camerons advises on Stanford receivership

CMS Cameron McKenna has been appointed to advise the receivers of two Antiguan companies of Texan billionaire Allen Stanford’s group of businesses. The Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) of Antigua and Barbuda called in Vantis client partners Nigel Hamilton-Smith and Peter Wastell as joint receivers of Stanford International Bank and Stanford Trust Company last week. […]

Pinsents joins China trio to win bridge work

Pinsent Masons’ Chinese practice has teamed up with a consortium of Chinese firms to advise on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project, which will see the construction of a 30km bridge between mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. The firm, led by Hong Kong partner Dean Lewis, has joined forces with ­Beijing firm Jun He Law […]

Spanish deals

When negotiating pre-insolvency agreements in Spain, lawyers should take into account directors’ liability, say Alberto Núñez-Lagos and Ángel AlonsoWith the current financial crisis, many companies are resorting to out-of-court restructurings or renegotiations as opposed to going to court to handle their insolvencies. When negotiating pre-insolvency agreements in Spain, lawyers should take into account directors’ liability, […]

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